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John Heffernan

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Divorce & Family Law, Family Law, Estate, Wills & Probate, Real Estate

After graduating from Fairfield University, John served two tours of duty in Viet Nam as an officer in a Naval Air A-4 Attack Squadron. Upon returning... (more)

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Henry B. Hurvitz
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Divorce & Family Law, Estate
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At the Law Office of Henry B. Hurvitz, we are proud to offer the highest quality legal services at reasonable and affordable rates. Attorney Hurvitz ... (more)

John Michael Kelly Lawyer

John Michael Kelly

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

John Kelly proudly serves Newington, CT and the neighboring communities in the areas of Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family, Employment, Estate, Gener... (more)

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Nicholas Kocian

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Workers' Compensation, Criminal

Nicholas Kocian is a practicing lawyer in the state of Connecticut.

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Ryan Patrick Barry

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

Ryan P. Barry received his B.A., with honors, from the University of Connecticut and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. During... (more)

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Jefferson Hanna

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Foreclosure, Estate, Accident & Injury

Attorney Hanna understands the financial problems that life can throw at you. He designs solutions which are unique to your individual situation. He i... (more)

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Philip Nelson Walker Lawyer

Philip Nelson Walker

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Civil & Human Rights, Juvenile Law, Family Law, Estate, Environmental Law

Attorney Walker has practiced law for more than thirty years for individuals, associations, nonprofits, small businesses, and major corporations. He p... (more)

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Anne C. Dranginis

Eminent Domain, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Constitutional Law
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Sandra L. Kelsey

Bankruptcy, Corporate, Credit & Debt, Estate Planning
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Anthony B. Ludovico

Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills
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LEGAL TERMS

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

SURVIVING SPOUSE'S TRUST

If a couple has created an AB trust, the revocable living trust (Trust B) of the surviving spouse, after the first spouse has died.

POUR-OVER WILL

A will that 'pours over' property into a trust when the will maker dies. Property left through the will must go through probate before it goes into the trust.

LAPSE

Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. S... (more...)
Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. Some states have anti-lapse statutes, which prevent gifts to relatives of the deceased person from lapsing unless the relative has no heirs of his or her own. A lapsed gift becomes part of the residuary estate.

IRREVOCABLE TRUST

A permanent trust. Once you create it, it cannot be revoked, amended or changed in any way.

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

HOLOGRAPHIC WILL

A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many stat... (more...)
A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many states, making a holographic will is never advised except as a last resort.

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.

SWEARING MATCH

A case that turns on the word of one witness versus another. The outcome of a swearing match usually depends on whom the jury finds most trustworthy.

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, ...

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