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#FreeBritney and Conservatorships: When and Why They are Needed

  • Posted September 23, 2021
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  • By Franklin A. Drazen

The media has been buzzing for months regarding the conservatorship of Britney Spears and the legal ramifications that being under conservatorship means to an individual. However, many Milford estate and elder law attorneys fear that the media attention on this case might cast a stigma on an important legal tool that’s regularly used to help...

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Trumbull Estate Planning Lawyers Explain the Basics of a Pour-Over Will

  • Posted September 16, 2021
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  • By Steven L. Rubin

When you ask someone what they know about estate planning, most people will tell you about the Last Will and Testament. In fact, very few people will mention a Pour-Over Will.  Today our Trumbull estate planning lawyers will explain the difference. While a Last Will and Testament is a standalone legal document that directs how...

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Milford Will Lawyers Answer, “What is a Roth IRA and Why is It Good for Estate Planning?”

  • Posted September 10, 2021
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  • By Franklin A. Drazen

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are savings vehicles that allow a tax deduction to be taken when you contribute to the account. The maximum contribution in 2021 is $6,000, and those age 50 and over may contribute an additional $1,000. The income is not taxable while the assets are held in the IRA, however, the distributions...

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What is a Life Insurance Trust? | Milford Estate Planning Attorneys

  • Posted August 30, 2021
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  • By Steven L. Rubin

There are several different trusts available to achieve asset protection planning goals and to ensure you leave a legacy behind for your loved ones. One of the most common trusts to help achieve these goals is an irrevocable life insurance trust, also called ILIT. These trusts protect the benefits of your life insurance policies by...

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Using VA Benefits to Pay for Nursing Home Care | Trumbull Elder Law Attorney

  • Posted August 26, 2021
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  • By Franklin A. Drazen

Everyone knows that nursing home care can cause financial strain for seniors and even their children. That’s why the federal government created programs like Medicare and Medicaid, which are there to help seniors get the care they need. Beyond these two programs, there are many others that help specific groups of people and seniors, the...

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Milford Special Needs Lawyers at Drazen Rubin Law share the most important steps you need to take when creating a Special Needs Trust.

  • Posted August 18, 2021
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  • By Steven L. Rubin

As a New Haven trust attorney, I help many seniors set up Revocable Living Trusts to avoid probate proceedings and to give clear instructions on how they want their assets and property handled after death. The Grantor creates a trust once it is signed and funded with assets or property; that means anything used to...

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Milford Special Needs Lawyers: 3 Important Steps for Special Needs Trusts

  • Posted August 11, 2021
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  • By Franklin A. Drazen

All parents who have a child with special needs want to make sure that those children are taken care of in every instance – most importantly, after the parents have passed away or can no longer provide personal care for the child. Creating a special needs trust is extremely crucial in keeping that continuity of...

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Trumbull Guardianship Lawyers Answer: Will My Ex Get My Children if I Pass Away?

  • Posted July 29, 2021
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  • By Steven L. Rubin

Trumbull guardianship lawyers are asked this question nearly every day! The answer is…maybe. Before you begin to worry, let us explain. When nonmarried parents have a formal custody agreement and one party passes away, that custody agreement is no longer valid. In most cases, the child's permanent custody would revert to the surviving parent. What...

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Tackling Your Responsibilities as An Estate Executor | Milford Will Lawyer

  • Posted July 25, 2021
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  • By Franklin A. Drazen

In life, there are jobs we seek out and others that are given to us. Being named an Executor on an estate is one of the most important jobs one can be asked to hold by another person. It means there is someone who trusts you fully and believes that you will manage their final...

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How to Add, Change, or Remove Your “Legacy Contact” On Facebook

  • Posted July 18, 2021
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  • By Steven L. Rubin

Have you ever thought about what you want to happen to your “digital assets,” including your Facebook page, after you pass away? This is a question that Big Tech giants have spent the past few years grappling with as more and more of our lives are lived online. As such, companies like Facebook have started...

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