Torrington Wills & Probate Lawyer, Connecticut


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Audrey B. Blondin Lawyer

Audrey B. Blondin

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Business
Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Estate planning and Probate, Business Law

Attorney B. Blondin is a 1975 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University magna cum laude, and a 1979 graduate of Temple University School of La... (more)

Steven Howard Levy Lawyer

Steven Howard Levy

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Personal Injury, Wills & Probate, Real Estate

Attorney Levy earned his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his J.D. from Antioch School of Law. He was admitted to the Connec... (more)

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Robert A Salerno

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Criminal, Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate

Robert A. Salerno attended Law School and received a B.S. from High Point University in 2005 and his Juris Doctor in 2009 from Touro Law Center. He wa... (more)

James Ziogas

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Criminal
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Stephen O. Allaire

Health Care, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Elder Law
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Richard H. Alden

Estate Planning, Family Law, Wills & Probate, Real Estate
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Donna D Vincenti

Immigration, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  38 Years

Stephen O Allaire

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

Mark Ziogas

Business Organization, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  38 Years

Regina Von Gootkin

Trademark, Wills & Probate, Business
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LEGAL TERMS

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.

BANKRUPTCY ESTATE

All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankrup... (more...)
All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankruptcy estate for the duration of your case.

SELF-PROVING WILL

A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-prov... (more...)
A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-proving when two witnesses sign under penalty of perjury that they observed the willmaker sign it and that he told them it was his will. If no one contests the validity of the will, the probate court will accept the will without hearing the testimony of the witnesses or other evidence. To make a self-proving will in other states, the willmaker and one or more witnesses must sign an affidavit (sworn statement) before a notary public certifying that the will is genuine and that all willmaking formalities have been observed.

DEVISEE

A person or entity who inherits real estate under the terms of a will.

ENTITY

An organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from i... (more...)
An organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from its individual members--for example, a corporation, partnership, trust, estate or government agency. The entity is treated like a person; it can function legally, be sued, and make decisions through agents.

BENEFICIARY

A person or organization legally entitled to receive benefits through a legal device, such as a will, trust or life insurance policy.

DISCHARGE (OF PROBATE ADMINISTRATOR)

A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties hav... (more...)
A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties have been completed but may happen sooner if the executor or administrator wishes to withdraw or is dismissed.

FUNDING A TRUST

Transferring ownership of property to a trust.

PRETERMITTED HEIR

A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child b... (more...)
A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child born or adopted after the will is made may be deemed a pretermitted heir. If the court determines that an heir was accidentally omitted, that heir is entitled to receive the same share of the estate as she would have if the deceased had died without a will. A pretermitted heir is sometimes called an 'omitted heir.'

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Sandford v. Metcalfe

... This is an appeal from the judgments of the trial court sustaining two appeals from the Probate Court for the district of Greenwich, which refused to authorize a distribution to the plaintiffs, Irene Sandford and Gretchen Pulvermann, in accordance with the will of Mary Jane Watson ...

Heussner v. Hayes

... memorandum of decision granting the motions of the defendants Gregory A. Hayes and George T. Heussner, conservators of the estate of Anastasia Heussner (ward), to dismiss two companion appeals [1] filed by the plaintiff, Janet D. Heussner, from orders of the Probate Court. ...

IN RE PROBATE APPEAL OF CADLE COMPANY

In re PROBATE APPEAL OF CADLE COMPANY. In re Probate Appeal of David D'Addario, Executor (Estate of F. Francis D'Addario), et al. ... David W. Rubin and Andrew J. Soltes, Jr., in support of the petition. ... The petition by the executors of the estate of F. Francis D'Addario, ...