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Katherine G. Bakes Lawyer

Katherine G. Bakes

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Power of Attorney, Elder Law, Business

Katherine (Kathy) Bakes is the founder and managing attorney of Bakes Law, LLC. Her practice involves all aspects of family law, including but not li... (more)

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Joseph C. Maya Lawyer

Joseph C. Maya

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Employment, Accident & Injury, Criminal

Joseph C. Maya believes in providing large firm experience but with small firm communication and attention. His practice areas of the law include divo... (more)

Gerald C. Shea Lawyer

Gerald C. Shea

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Estate, Tax, Wills & Probate

Gerald C. Shea is an attorney specializing in Tax and Estate law, including Connecticut probate, IRS Defense and IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosures.

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800-657-2821

Herbert Ira Mendelsohn Lawyer

Herbert Ira Mendelsohn

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Accident & Injury, Workers' Compensation, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate
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Herbert Mendelsohn is a personal injury lawyer proudly serving clients in New Haven, Connecticut and the neighboring communities.

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Andrew M Amendola

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Estate, Accident & Injury, Motor Vehicle, Criminal, Real Estate

Andrew Amendola proudly serves East Haven, CT and the neighboring communities in the areas of estate, accident and injury, motor vehicle, criminal def... (more)

Daniel A. Esposito Lawyer

Daniel A. Esposito

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Accident & Injury, Estate, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Contract

Daniel is a decorated police officer who spent 9 years in law enforcement, where he received an academic award of excellence from the Milford Police A... (more)

Andrew Steven White Lawyer

Andrew Steven White

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Estate, Real Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Bankruptcy & Debt

We are a General Practice Law Firm. * Collection of consumer and commercial debt; * Foreclosure of residential property; * Workouts and... (more)

Scott B. Chamberlain Lawyer

Scott B. Chamberlain

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Traffic, Estate, Accident & Injury

SCOTT CHAMBERLAIN is a Connecticut native, who grew up in Stamford. After graduating from Ripowam H.S., he attended Lambuth College in Jackson, Tennes... (more)

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Bryan Matthew Etter Lawyer

Bryan Matthew Etter

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Estate, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Gift Taxation, Estate Planning

I work with families and individuals to help them through one of life's most impactful events- death. In the planning stage, the use of Trusts can... (more)

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800-953-5781

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Estate Planning, Estate, Wrongful Termination, Family Law
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LEGAL TERMS

BYPASS TRUST

A trust designed to lessen a family's overall estate tax liability. An AB trust is the most popular kind of bypass trust.

AUGMENTED ESTATE

In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used on... (more...)
In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used only in some states. Its value is calculated only if a surviving spouse declines whatever he or she was left by will and instead claims a share of the deceased spouse's estate. (This is called taking against the will.) The amount of this 'statutory share' or 'elective share' depends on state law.

TRUSTEE POWERS

The provisions in a trust document defining what the trustee may and may not do.

CONSERVATOR

Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of th... (more...)
Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of the estate.' One who takes care of personal matters, such as healthcare and living arrangements, is known as a 'conservator of the person.' Sometimes, one conservator is appointed to handle all these tasks. Depending on where you live, a conservator may also be called a guardian, committee or curator.

COUNTERCLAIM

A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wron... (more...)
A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wrongs, and that as a result it is the defendant who is entitled to money damages or other relief. Usually filed as part of the defendant's answer -- which also denies plaintiff's claims -- a counterclaim is commonly but not always based on the same events that form the basis of the plaintiff's complaint. For example, a defendant in an auto accident lawsuit might file a counterclaim alleging that it was really the plaintiff who caused the accident. In some states, the counterclaim has been replaced by a similar legal pleading called a cross-complaint. In other states and in federal court, where counterclaims are still used, a defendant must file any counterclaim that stems from the same events covered by the plaintiff's complaint or forever lose the right to do so. In still other states where counterclaims are used, they are not mandatory, meaning a defendant is free to raise a claim that it was really the plaintiff who was at fault either in a counterclaim or later as part of a separate lawsuit.

ADMINISTRATION (OF AN ESTATE)

The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. I... (more...)
The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. If not, the court appoints someone, who is generally known as the administrator. In some states, the person is called the 'personal representative' in either instance.

DISTRIBUTEE

(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (ca... (more...)
(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (called intestate), state law determines what each distributee will receive. Also called a beneficiary.

SPECIAL ADMINISTRATOR

(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a spe... (more...)
(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a special administrator with particular expertise on art might be appointed to oversee the probate of a wealthy person's art collection, but not the entire estate. (2) A person appointed to be responsible for a deceased person's property for a limited time or during an emergency, such as a challenge to the will or to the qualifications of the named executor. In such cases, the special administrator's duty is to maintain and preserve the estate, not necessarily to take control of the probate process

PROVING A WILL

Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily sat... (more...)
Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily satisfies by showing that the will was signed and dated by the deceased person in front of two or more witnesses. When the will is holographic -- that is, completely handwritten by the deceased and not witnessed, it is still valid in many states if the executor can produce relatives and friends to testify that the handwriting is that of the deceased.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

WE 470 MURDOCK, LLC v. Cosmos Real Estate, LLC

958 A.2d 1248 (2008). 289 Conn. 938. WE 470 MURDOCK, LLC v. COSMOS REAL ESTATE, LLC, et al. Supreme Court of Connecticut. Decided October 3, 2008. Sabato P. Fiano, in support of the petition. Melvin A. Simon, Hartford, in opposition. ...

WE 470 MURDOCK, LLC v. Cosmos Real Estate

The following facts and procedural history are relevant to our resolution of the plaintiff's appeal. The defendant is a limited liability corporation formed by Dina Begetis, Pagioti Begetis and Efrosene Begetis, all of whom are daughters of Asimina Begetis. On March 1, 2004, ...

Caltabiano v. L AND L REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS

The following facts and procedural history are relevant to the resolution of the plaintiffs' appeal. Cumberland Farms, 1260 Inc., is the owner of commercial property located at 1211-1223 Boston Post Road, within the commercial town center district of Westbrook. The Dohnna, ...