advice for parents

#1 Estate Planning Advice For Soon-To-Be Parents

As a soon-to-be parent, you want to make sure that your little human is completely taken care of, from the minute you hear that first cry. The preparations begin months before the arrival of your bundle of joy, and the internet is full of all kinds of advice for parents, checklists, to-dos, tips & tricks,…

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joint tenancy vs. tenants in common

Joint Tenancy Vs Tenants-In-Common

If you’ve never purchased a property, you may not know what I’m talking about. Both Joint Tenancy with right of survivorship and tenants-in-common dictate how a property is owned and who inherits it when one or more of the owners passes away. In Connecticut, tenancy in common is the default interest for a deed with…

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statutory power of attorney

Statutory Power of Attorney Issues With Self Dealing

Today’s video talks about the language of a statutory power of attorney document and the limitations it has when it comes “self dealing”. Essentially, your Power of attorney may not have the ability to transfer assets to themselves. This becomes a problem when you have a couple who are each other’s POAs. I hope this…

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life events that make you update yourestate plan documents

5 Everyday Events That Affect Your Estate Plan

Once you execute your estate plan documents, it is important to set up reminders to review these documents periodically. There are many life changes that can affect the decisions you’ve made regarding your estate plan and the people you’ve named in it. 1. The Law Changes When you executed your estate plan, you may have…

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power of attorney in Connecticut

Power of Attorney In Connecticut – Basic Rules

Let’s talk about the power of attorney form and what it means in Connecticut!  When it comes to legal matters, every state has its own rules and regulations and even names for the same documents. They may even have the same name but mean something else, depending on which state you are in. So it…

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power of attorney vs conservatorship

Power of Attorney Vs. Conservator – A True Story!

Continuing our series about conservatorship guidelines in Connecticut, it’s important to touch base on whether you have any control over who the court appoints as your conservator and will it take into consideration your power of attorney agent. So after a brief hiatus to stay safe during the pandemic, FALSE FACTS FRIDAY is back! This…

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