Danbury, Connecticut Estate Planning Lawyers
Connecticut Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
- (203) 951-1222
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Since 1984, the philosophy of the Law Offices of David F. Bennett has been to represent each client with a high level of professionalism, supported by an experienced...
Connecticut Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
- (203) 327-4212
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Cecilia Buck-Taylor, J.D. has been practicing law for over 25 years in the areas of Domestic & Family Law, Real Estate, Probate and Elder Law. Attorney Buck-Taylor also has many years of experience and training as a mediator and collaborator and is committed to resolving disputes outside of the court system.
Attorney Buck-Taylor is...
For many, estate planning and planning for long-term care can be a complicated puzzle filled with anxiety. Lynda has the acute ability to comfort those in distress and can help guide you through these rough waters if you happen to be in them.
Lynda is a member of a number of professional legal associations, including...
After spending the last twelve years serving clients as the managing member of the Law Office of Lukas J. Thomas, LLC, Attorney Thomas committed to a strategic merger with Owen, Schine & Nicola, PC that will undoubtedly strengthen and expand the legal services and offerings to clients of the firm throughout Connecticut. Attorney Thomas currently serves as the District Attorney for the Georgetown Fire District and has served as Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of...
Attorney Wetmore's diverse law practice includes civil litigation, criminal and motor vehicle defense, family law, foreclosure defense, personal injury, real estate transactions and wills and probate.
In 2010, Attorney Wetmore appeared as a guest radio host on WICC-600 "Smart Money" to discuss foreclosure defense. In addition, Jonathan is a professor at Charter Oak State College and currently teaches a Real Estate Law course.
Jonathan was born...
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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