Stephen O. Allaire, Attorney
Attorney Stephen O. Allaire is a partner of the law firm of Ruggiero, Ziogas & Allaire, Connecticut lawyers advising on elder law and elder care. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Georgetown University Law Center. He is past co-chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association Elder Law Section's subcommittee on Medicaid, and current Treasurer of the Section. His practice is elder law and elder care, dealing with Medicaid law, Veterans benefits, trust and estate planning, home and asset protection, Medicaid applications and appeals and special needs trusts for those with disabilities. Attorney Allaire has addressed professional and civic groups on homecare options for families, Medicaid eligibility, and trust and estate planning for the elderly and the disabled. His lectures have been to attorneys, CPAs, social workers, hospital and nursing home discharge planners, homecare providers, and senior organizations, senior fairs, church groups and veterans organizations. Attorney Allaire is a lawyer who believes that a compassionate, comprehensive and creative approach to the needs of elders and their families can result in a life care plan that will enable your loved ones to stay at home as long as possible, receive available government benefits, including Medicaid and Veterans benefits, and protect the home and assets while relieving the stress and anxiety on the family. Attorney Allaire takes pride in developing plans for care that coordinate the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders, Medicaid Title 19, and Veterans Administration Benefits. He is also the proud father of two daughters. Daughter Maura was a Fulbright Scholar from Tufts University who did research for a year in Ghana on sub-Saharan water supply, and daughter Halley majored in English and Social Science and is following in her father's footsteps as a law student at American University in Washington, D.C. His wife, Mary Connolly, is a special education reading consultant, and for many years served as Chairman of the Bristol, Connecticut Board of Education. He and his family have learned history, culture, and geography in exploring some of planet Earth's most interesting places, such as the Pyramids, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, and the Galapagos Islands. In addition, he and his family have hiked, kayaked, or rafted in many of the major U.S. National Parks from Florida to Alaska.
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