New Canaan, Connecticut Estate Planning Lawyers
Connecticut Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
- (203) 951-1222
- Free Consultation
South Norwalk, CT 06854
Quinnipiac University School of Law
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...
Connecticut Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
- (203) 327-4212
- Free Consultation
Attorney Kokenos graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2002, with a...
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Western New England University School of Law and Widener University Commonwealth Law School
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...
Laurie Giles, who is the Author of What Now? Divorce Planning and What Now? Elder Planning (both available on Amazon). Her ability to present complex legal and business issues in an understandable manner has made her a sought-after speaker, continuing education lecturer, and media source. A former radio talk...
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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