Donating your body for science

Donating Your Body For Science Could Save Lives

The last part of the Connecticut Advance Healthcare Directive form includes a section that begins “I hereby make this anatomical gift…” The section includes several boxes to check to make a choice about which organs the person wants to donate and for what reasons…

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why you need an elder law attorney

Elder Law Attorney – 10 Reasons You Need One

What Is Elder Law? Before we dive into the many reasons you need an Elder Law Attorney in CT, let’s first touch base on what Elder Law is. Elder law refers to numerous legal issues specifically affecting elderly people. With age, many issues may surface, from declining health to financial burdens. Seniors face complex legal…

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money gift tax

Does The Gift Tax Exclusion Apply To Medicaid?

Can you gift $10,000 a year without a penalty? For tax purposes yes, with the Gift Tax Exclusion. With the holidays around the corner and the end of the year fast approaching, many of you may be thinking about making gifts for your children and grandchildren. If you want to avoid paying a gift tax…

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primary v contingent beneficiary

Primary V Contingent Beneficiary

What Is The Difference Between Primary V Contingent Beneficiaries? A primary beneficiary is a person or entity who is first in line to receive assets upon the death of the policyholder or account owner. A contingent beneficiary is a person or entity who is next in line to receive the assets if the primary beneficiary…

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power of attorney after death

What Happens To Power of Attorney After Death?

A power of attorney automatically terminates after the death of the principal. This means that the agent no longer has any authority to act on behalf of the deceased person. Instead, the executor or personal representative of the deceased person’s estate will take over the management of their affairs. Power of Attorney and When Should…

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older couple looking at paperwork - difference between DNR and living will

DNR and Living Will: What You Need to Know

What Is The Difference Between DNR and Living Will? A DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order is a medical directive that instructs healthcare providers not to perform CPR or other life-saving measures if a person’s heart stops or they stop breathing. A living will, on the other hand, is a legal document that outlines a person’s…

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