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Essential Estate & Health Care Planning: Power of Attorney, Health Care Representative, Living Will and Last Will & Testament. Harold Leever Cancer Center, Waterbury, CT

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Benefits, Problems, Reviewing your Power of Attorney, Changes in Law to be held at East End Senior Center, Waterbury, CT

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What are the most important estate planning documents? Why you need them? Why your loved ones need them? Why you need them now! You will learn about the essential provisions and proper use of the Durable Power of Attorney, Last Will and Revocable Trusts. You will learn how to avoid the pitfalls and problems you […]

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“Essential Estate & Health Care Planning: Make sure your wishes are honored & loved ones protected” is a quarterly seminar presented by Attorney Julia M. Brown, Certified Elder Law Attorney.  The seminars are held at the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center located at 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT.  The seminars are 45 minutes with time […]

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“Essential Estate & Health Care Planning: Make sure your wishes are honored & loved ones protected” is a quarterly seminar presented by Attorney Julia M. Brown, Certified Elder Law Attorney. The seminars are held at the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center located at 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT. The seminars are 45 minutes with time […]

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Connecticut does not recognize common-law marriages. However, a common-law marriage entered into in a state that recognizes such marriages will be recognized in Connecticut if it was valid under the other state’s law.

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Check the Speaking Engagements category to find out where the next “Essential Estate Planning” Seminar will be held. Our seminar on “Essential Estate Planning” will help you to avoid unhappy results in the event of your death or disability. Did you know that if you die without a Will your spouse will have to split your estate with your children? If you […]

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Essential Estate Planning Seminar to be presented by Attorney Julia M. Brown, CELA to the Middlebury AARP Chapter, at 1:00 PM on Tuesday March 1, 2011 at Middlebury Senior Center.  This seminar is free of charge but attendees need to RSVP to the Senior Center. Middlebury Senior Center: 1172 Whittemore Road, Middlebury, CT  06762 ; Phone 203-577-4166

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THE CRITICAL STEPS TO AVOID A LONG TERM CARE CRISIS

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CT law now allows a person to create a testamentary or lifetime trust for the benefit of pets.  The Trust must terminate when the last surviving animal dies.  A Trustee is appointed to manage the property for the benefit of the animal and a Trust Protector is appointed to act on the animal’s behalf.  The Trustee must […]

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Many people view estate planning as simply the preparation of a Will to pass property at death.  Your planning should not focus just on your Last Will.  Good estate planning is much more than that!  Life time needs must be considered.  Your choice of financial decision makers during your lifetime may be more important to your well-being and that of your dependents than the components […]

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Be understanding of your “shock” upon hearing the physician make the  “Alzheimer/Dementia” diagnosis even if you had already concluded on your own that your family member had some type of dementia.  Despite your own feelings that may include  denial, anxiety and fear you along with your “diagnosed” family member must take action now.  If they […]

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Experienced elder law attorneys are skilled in working with people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other very serious and life ending illnesses and are able to flush out the information they need to determine a person’s ability to make planning decisions and to counsel and advise them as to who may be the most appropriate […]

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Depending upon the progression of the illness the patient if able will need to think about who would is the best person to make their medical decisions and who is the best to manage their finances if they were no longer able to do so themselves.  They do not have to be the same person.

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By the time a family is “officially told” that their loved one has Alzheimer’ disease or another neurodegenerative disease, planning by the afflicted member may be quickly becoming an impossibility.  Thoughtful but quick action must be taken to ensure the person has the needed “legal” capacity. It is critical for the physician making the initial […]

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Beginning on January 2011 all Probate Court judges must be an attorney admitted to the Connecticut Bar; probate courts must be open at least 40 hours a week; and a commission will develop a plan to consolidate probate court districts to at least 44 districts and no more than 50. Submitted by Attorney Julia M. […]

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Attorney Brown speaking at Alzheimer’s Support Group on T19 (Medicaid) and Estate Planning

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Attorney Brown will conduct a family training workshop at Maplewood of Danbury on November 13, 2007 on “Legal Issues and Alzheimer’s Disease”.  The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring this workshop for care givers and other family members.

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