Regardless of wealth or status, most people strive to provide for their families during life and make sure their legacy continues to provide for loved ones after they die. Estate planning ensures that this occurs. For answers to basic questions about estate plans and the planning process, please see our FAQ page titled “What Is An Estate Plan?”
We provide estate planning advice to a diverse client base in the New London area. From a basic estate plan to the most sophisticated, the legal professionals at Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C., have the experience and knowledge to address each client’s estate planning needs. We also advise clients on eligibility issues related to government benefits, including Medicaid benefits. One of the lawyers in our elder law department is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Comprehensive Connecticut Estate Planning
We take the time to develop relationships with our clients as we learn about their financial situation and future goals. Our lawyers will then develop a tailored estate plan that may include:
- A will designating an executor and specific gifts
- Revocable and/or irrevocable trusts that deal with unique situations, such as a Supplemental Needs Trust for a disabled child
- Irrevocable life insurance trusts
- Specialized grantor retained interest trusts — Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts or Grantor Retained Unitrusts
Handling Elder Law Issues
Even the healthiest seniors can be affected by a sudden illness or injury. The costs of assisted living and nursing care continue to increase, thus planning for disability can reduce the risk that an estate is depleted to pay for long-term care.
The firm is devoted to helping Connecticut families address issues related to aging and disability. We represent clients with the following matters:
- Government benefit and Medicaid planning
- Elder abuse and neglect
- Conservatorships providing for a disabled friend or family member
We can assist with all aspects of conservatorship administration. Our lawyers have the experience to address complex administrative issues from the application process to the administration of the estate of a disabled friend or relative.