Welcome to Chipman Mazzucco Emerson’s Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Updated on November 26, 2020, and published by Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC, Attorneys at Law, Danbury, Connecticut.

Estate Settlement Video Updated

When we prepared the update of our video series on Estate Settlement in Connecticut, we finished with a new Part 3 which includes a segment on Probate Court fees. Please click on the video link below to watch Part 3.  See our blog post here: Post on Update of Estate Settlement Video.

25th Annual Estate Planning Seminar

We couldn’t hold our traditional Fall Estate Planning gathering because of… you know: COVID.  It would have been our 25th Anniversary Seminar.   Break the string? We couldn’t let it happen.  Here is our answer: The CME 25th Annual Estate Planning Seminar Online.  

Connecticut’s Uniform Trust Code:  Updated Video on Trusts and Trust Administration

 Connecticut adopted its version of the Uniform Trust Code effective January 1, 2020.  We updated our video course on trusts and trust administration to take the UTC into account.

See our blog post here: Post on Update of Trusts and Trust Administration Video.

View the video here:

A Special Thank You to Health Care Providers and First Responders

The Chipman Mazzucco Emerson attorneys and staff would like to thank all the Health Care Providers and First Responders who are working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Thank You.

Liz Hartery Appears on Ounce of Prevention as Guest

Liz Hartery

On March 5, 2020, Tim Herring of Chipman Mazzucco Emerson launched the Ounce of Prevention podcast. The first episode is entitled What Does a Litigator Actually Do?  Listen to the first episode here: Episode One: What Does a Litigator Do?

On March 31, 2020, Liz Hartery of Chipman Mazzucco Emerson appeared as a guest on Tim’s second episode entitled Let’s Talk About Your Estate Planning.  Listen to Liz’s comments on estate planning here: Episode Two: Let’s Talk About Your Estate Plan.

Get the details of Liz’s Episode Two here: Liz Hartery Appears as Ounce of Prevention Guest.

Review of LegalZoom’s Estate Planning Document Preparation Service

LegalZoom advertises legal services heavily on television, radio and online.  In light of its visibility, Richard S. Land reviewed its Estate Planning document preparation service.   

How does he rate LegalZoom’s Estate Planning document preparation service?  Excellent?   Good?   Fair?   Poor?

You can see the video review here: Legal Zoom Review.

In Part 1 of this review, Richard takes you through the LegalZoom estate planning experience from login to the end of the online interview.  Not only will you learn a lot about the LegalZoom process, you will learn a lot about basic estate planning.

Part 2 includes an analysis of the documents which resulted from the LegalZoom online interview.  

Chipman Mazzucco Offers Complimentary Estate Plan Review

We recently updated our review service to take New York estate tax changes into account.

Answer a series of online thought-provoking questions about your circumstances and objectives and receive a personalized report.  We are providing this service without charge to encourage you to reflect on your estate plan from time to time.

To register and participate in the Review, click on this link: Chipman Mazzucco Online Estate Plan Review.

For a short demonstration (4.5 minutes), click on the video below.  We hope this helps you keep your estate plan current.

To see the Online Review video, go here: Online Review Video.

Chipman Mazzucco Emerson Announcements

Chipman Mazzucco Emerson’s Library of YouTube Videos:  We have posted a number of informative videos on YouTube.  Access them by clicking on the links below:

Basic Estate Planning (15 parts; 10 to 15 minutes each)

Estate Settlement and Trust Administration (6 parts; 10 to 15 minutes each)

Trusts and Trust Administration (3 parts; 10 to 15 minutes each)

Long Term Care Issues and Medicaid (4 parts; 8 to 15 minutes each)

Pass Through Deductions and Other Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Subjects (4 parts).

About Chipman Mazzucco Emerson and this Blog

Check out our archives for related articles on trusts and estates and elder law.  We will be posting more articles so stay tuned.

CME attorneys who devote their practices to estate planning, elder law, and estate settlement are:  Richard S. Land, Alyson R. Marcucio, James J. Flaherty, Jr., Richard L. Emerson and Elizabeth J. Hartery.  Click on their names for more information about them.

For more information about our firm go here:  CME Web Site.

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