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Trumbull Elder Law Attorney: How to Know When It’s Time to Step in and Care for Your Elderly Loved One

April 13, 2018 | By: Steven L. Rubin
The number of adult children caring for their elderly parents is growing at a very fast pace. If you are a baby boomer and not already caring for an elderly parent, chances are high that you might be facing this situation soon.  It isn’t always easy to know when, or how, to step in to... Read More

Elder Care Lawyer in New Haven Offers Important Strategies for Dementia Patients

April 07, 2018 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
Elder care lawyers in New Haven work with families to prepare for any number of situations in the estate planning process. One circumstance that is especially relevant to elder care law is dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are almost exclusively conditions which appear late in life. Along with the emotional turmoil on... Read More

New Haven Estate Planning Attorney: Learn Why the New Federal Estate Tax Exemption Doesn’t Give You an Estate Planning “Pass”

March 22, 2018 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
Unless you were living under a rock, you most likely heard about the tax reform bill that was passed by Congress and signed by the President over the holidays. One big change that came out of it was the doubling of the exemption amount for federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Beginning in 2018,... Read More

Milford Special Needs Lawyer: You Can Now Save More Money in ABLE Accounts in 2018

March 09, 2018 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which was created by Congress in 2014, allows people with disabilities and their families to save up to $100,000 in accounts for the benefit of a disabled person. The funds can be saved without jeopardizing the individual’s eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other government... Read More

Your Estate Plan May Need to Change If You Move to A New State. Talk to Your Trumbull Will and Trust Lawyer

February 28, 2018 | By: Steven L. Rubin
Will and Trust lawyers in Trumbull have the important job of helping their clients create a legacy that is compliant with a number of different laws. For the most part, these laws will vary from state to state.  Some differences are minor, while others can impact an estate plan significantly.  Someone who already has established... Read More

The Dangers of Denial – Why You Need to Plan for Long-Term Care for Your Parents in Stratford

February 28, 2018 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
Longer lives are among the greatest achievements of our modern era. Advances in healthcare and other progress related to human safety have resulted in what the United Nations says is one of the most significant social transformations of the 21st century. However, with the success of longer lives come problems that catch most of us off-guard.... Read More

Milford Estate and Elder Law Attorney: Can Someone with Signs of Dementia Sign Legal Documents?

February 16, 2018 | By: Steven L. Rubin
Millions of individuals are affected by dementia in their lifetime. Unfortunately, it is usually after a medical crisis like dementia hits that many families begin to think about estate planning. What people don’t realize, however, is that it may be “too late” under the law to make a plan after dementia strikes.  This is usually... Read More

New Haven Estate Planning Lawyer: How to Leave Assets to Your Step-Children

February 08, 2018 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
Blended families are becoming more and more common in modern society, and yet, estate laws remain largely unchanged and are still geared toward a “traditional” family structure.  This poses an issue when it comes to leaving an inheritance to step-children in an estate plan.  Step-children are often not legally adopted by the new spouse, which... Read More

Rebuilding Communities: How to Designate a Charitable Gift Through Your Trumbull Estate Plan

January 30, 2018 | By: Steven L. Rubin
This tragic hurricane season and other disasters have taken a toll on many parts of the United States and the Caribbean. They have also taken a toll on the charitable organizations that step in when a crisis hits.  As a will and trust lawyer in Trumbull, it is gratifying to meet with clients who want... Read More

How to Handle International Assets and Property in Your New Haven County Estate Plan

January 23, 2018 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
Often, when we think of someone having property overseas, we think of George Clooney and his Italian villa or Richard Branson and his private island. However, plenty of everyday Americans own property or assets in other countries, and it may become part of their estates when they pass on. There are special considerations to keep... Read More