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What Makes a Good Estate Planning Attorney?

Recently, a new client came to us to discuss her mother’s estate planning, as well as concerns regarding an irrevocable trust that her dad had created for her mom. We told her, in less than Read More

Courts Seek to Clarify How States Can Tax Trusts

Every state has laws concerning how trusts are taxed.  Varying state laws can result in situations where a trust might be required to file tax returns in three or more separate jurisdictions based on any number of Read More

What Happens to my Mortgage When I Die?

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There is a lot of misunderstanding about the “due-on-sale” clause in most mortgage documents. Most loans permit a lender to call a mortgage loan (require it to be paid in full) when the real property Read More

Happy Independence Day: Office Hours

          Dear friends, in celebration of the 4th of July holiday, we are closed today, 7/4, and tomorrow, 7/5. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, 7/8. Have a joyful Read More

Connecticut Trust Laws Get Major Overhaul

Last week, Connecticut enacted HB 7104, adopting the Uniform Trust Act.  If signed into law, the new legislation will bring significant change to Connecticut trust laws beginning in 2020. Dynasty Trusts   Under the new legislation, Read More

Frequent Flier Miles: Most Expire When You Do!

These days, virtually all major retailers have some sort of loyalty/rewards program. This is especially true with respect to credit card and travel companies. Incentivized by travel rewards, consumers make purchases using their credit cards Read More

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