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Hamden Estate Planning Lawyer

Donlin Law has represented clients in probate affairs in New Haven, Hamden – Bethany, North Haven – East Haven, Cheshire – Southington, Branford – North Branford, Saybrook, Middletown, Bristol, Wallingford, Meriden, Greater New Haven Children’s Court, Greater Meriden Children’s Court. Christopher Donlin has represented clients in contested conservatorship proceedings, has served as conservator of both person and estate and has served as administrator of decedent’s estates.

How My Estate Planning Firm Can Help You

The Connecticut Probate system is complex and is constantly changing, with new Probate Rules of Procedure being implemented in 2013 and also the Probate Court consolidation which occurred in 2010.

I am available for consultation on the following matters:

  • Simple and Complex Wills
  • Conservatorships
  • Medicare – Medicaid / Title XIX preparation
  • Trusts
  • Living Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Health Directives
  • Estate planning and administration
  • General Probate Matters

Important questions for you to consider:

  1. Do I have a will? If so, when was it last updated?
  2. Have I had children, been divorced, gotten married or had a named executor/executrix pass since the will was drafted?
  3. Have I discussed my health care wishes with my family?
  4. Have I executed documents regarding my health care wishes in the event I am not able to express my wishes?
  5. Are my elderly family members prepared for the financial implications of rising health care costs?
  6. Is my spouse protected – and are my assets held in a way to ensure that my spouse will not be over burdened by my costs?

Get the Help You Need: Contact My Firm Now

In our litigation practice, understanding the wishes and intentions of our client is of utmost importance. It is our role to advise you as to possible outcomes and implications, while considering factors which may be important to you such as family relationships, future care of children and understanding how the law is applied in Probate Court. Our job is not only to be your advocate, but also to give you a full understanding of how the position that you have could ultimately be received by the Judge hearing your case.

As a conservator of estate and person, we strive to work with the conserved individual to meet the mandate of the Connecticut Probate Courts, which is to allow for a person to live in the least restrictive setting possible. I currently serve as conservator for over 40 individuals, with a wide range of living situations (from individual living, group homes, assisted living facilities to nursing homes) and functioning levels.

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