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Stratford Will Lawyer: A Life Estate Can Prevent Your New Spouse and Adult Kids from Fighting Over Your House When You’re Gone

October 13, 2017 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
A common concern for those who have remarried is that they still want to leave the bulk of their estate to their adult children without abandoning their current spouse. The solution? Create a life estate. A life estate is a tenancy that allows a person to use a property for the rest of their natural... Read More

Milford Probate Lawyer: Can Beneficiaries Demand a Formal Accounting of an Estate?

October 06, 2017 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
An estate administrator has a duty to manage the estate and do so in the best interest of the beneficiaries. However, not every administrator acts in good faith, and even when they do, disputes and discrepancies can make a beneficiary want to know exactly where the assets are and where they’re going.  What duty does... Read More

What Happens if I Don’t Have a Will? An Introduction to Connecticut Intestacy Law

September 28, 2017 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
Dying intestate, or without a will, is very common. If you die without a will, your property will go through probate and is then distributed according to Connecticut’s intestacy laws. Intestacy laws govern intestate property. They go into effect unless there is a valid will to testify to the deceased’s wishes or an established estate... Read More

Trumbull Probate Lawyer: The Person Who Provides for You Suddenly Dies. What Happens to You?

September 22, 2017 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
When the primary breadwinner dies, his or her surviving spouse, domestic partner and minor children can find themselves without the necessary resources to maintain their current lifestyle. If you find yourself in this position, you do have options. Under Connecticut laws, you have entitlements in regard to a place to live, use of personal property,... Read More

Preliminary Do’s and Don’ts for Special Needs Planning in New Haven

September 14, 2017 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
Special needs planning in Connecticut can be daunting if you’re just starting. However, a New Haven special needs lawyer can save you the headache of planning and the worry over whether your plan will be executed properly. If you’re new to special needs planning and aren’t sure where to start, check out these do’s and... Read More

Keep it in the Family: Milford Estate Planning and Family Businesses

September 08, 2017 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
Giving your children and grandchildren the legacy and pride of a family business can keep your nose to the grindstone for decades. Financial security, family harmony, and growing wealth together are some of the benefits of a family business. Legacies are meant to outlive the legacy makers. If you’re a business owner in Connecticut, don’t... Read More

Milford Elder Law Attorney Warns: “Adult Children May Be Responsible for Their Parent’s Nursing Home Bill!”

August 30, 2017 | By: Steven L. Rubin
Most people don’t realize the high cost of nursing home care until an aging parent’s health declines to the point that they need to move into one. As a Milford elder law attorney, I can’t stress enough that this is a really bad time to learn that your familycould need to come up with almost... Read More

Attorney Steven L. Rubin Receives Certification in Elder Law. Here’s What That Means for You…

August 28, 2017 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
Note from Franklin A. Drazen, Founding Attorney of Drazen Law Group Since the inception of Drazen Law Group, our mission has been clear: to provide quality life-care planning services and legal representation to seniors, families and the most vulnerable members of our society that have been left behind or greatly underserved for decades.  As part... Read More

Parents of Disabled Children: These 4 Critical Components Should Be Part of Your Stratford Special Needs Planning

August 22, 2017 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
When you have a child that may require a lifetime of assistance and care, extra attention must be given to planning their future.    Our Stratford special needs planning lawyers work with parents every day to ensure their children with disabilities have the necessary estate and transition plans in place for total peace of mind. A... Read More

Milford Trust Lawyer: Consider Using a Trust to Protect Your Child’s Inheritance from Divorce

August 08, 2017 | By: Franklin A. Drazen
You have worked hard to leave a financial legacy for your children., One of the most asked questions I get is how to prevent the inheritance from going to a child’s spouse if they get divorced.  After all, who wants a child’s ex spouse to walk around with their legacy? But, under current law, that... Read More