Welcome to CMLP’s Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Published by Chipman, Mazzucco, Land & Pennarola, LLC, Attorneys at Law, Danbury, Connecticut.

Free Seminar October 5, 2017

We invite you to a free seminar on October 5, 2017, at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury, Connecticut (21 Lake Avenue Ext).

Topic: Senior Autonomy: A Guide for Families as Roles are Reversed

Including: How to Make Certain Your Estate Plan Works as Everything Else Changes

The presentation will start at 6:30 PM. For more information, click here:  Seminar October 5.  Or, go to our blog article on the seminar here:  Senior Autonomy: A Guide for Families as Roles are Reversed.

Video on Long Term Care Issues and Medicaid Updated for 2017

Our comprehensive video on planning for Long Term Care Issues and Medicaid has been updated for 2017 and was recently posted to YouTube.

We cover income and asset requirements, home care options, eligibility rules, transfer rules and penalties and related issues.

We hope you find the video helpful.  Here it is: Long Term Care Issues and Medicaid Updated for 2017.

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, including an analysis of the documents which resulted from the LegalZoom online interview, was posted on November 5, 2016.  

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.

Changes to Connecticut Power of Attorney Law

Effective October 1, 2016, significant changes have been made to the Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act. Generally, under the revised act the agent under a power of attorney is granted broader powers than granted under the current Act; Probate Courts will have broader authority over the application and interpretation of powers of attorney; and the Act requires people to honor the agent’s use of the power of attorney in most circumstances. For more information, see this post: Changes to Connecticut Power of Attorney Law.

Chipman Mazzucco Announcements

Chipman Mazzucco’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 Updated for 2017 (15 parts; 1o 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 Updated for 2017 (4 parts; 8 to 15 minutes each)

About CMLP 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.

CMLP attorneys who devote their practices to estate planning, elder law, and estate settlement are:  Richard S. Land and Alyson R. MarcucioClick on their names for more information about them.

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

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