Estate Planning Lawyers Serving East Haven and Hamden Help Connecticut Clients Create Enforceable Final Instructions
Connecticut attorneys assist with the preservation and transfer of assets
Smart estate planning ensures that your wishes will be honored even if something unexpected occurs. The experienced attorneys at Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, L.L.C. work with Connecticut residents to create legally enforceable documents that establish a fitting legacy. Through wills, trusts, guardianship instructions and other legal instruments, we give clients and their loved ones the security they deserve no matter what lies ahead. From offices in Hamden and East Haven, our firm offers insightful advice regardless of how simple or complex your estate planning objectives might be.
Firm offers comprehensive counsel on wills
With decades of experience working as Connecticut estate planning and elder law attorneys, we are able to provide personalized guidance on each aspect of developing a proper will, including:
- Will drafting — Rather than a form will that doesn’t reflect your values or specific needs, we draft personalized documents that not only comply with the state’s requirements, but allocate your assets with grace and care. No matter what your estate entails, we make sure that your directives are clear and complete and that your will is executed with all the legal formalities and properly witnessed.
- Choosing an executor — When you name an executor in your will, that person will likely be legally responsible for carrying out the instructions you set forth in the document. This means that the executor you designate should be trustworthy and able to manage legal and financial details.
- Changing your will — You can change your will at any time, and it is wise to review your testamentary documents periodically to ensure that they fit your current situation and wishes. For example, you might have had a shift in your financial circumstances or family relationships. Our firm answers any questions you might have and can implement any revisions you believe are warranted.
Developing an effective will is not difficult, but many people find it hard to take the first step. However, we can never be sure what is ahead, and creating a proper plan means that your intentions, rather than the state’s intestacy laws, will be followed in case of a tragic event.
Legal advisers establish trusts to help individuals accomplish their goals
After learning about your estate planning needs, we might be able to explain how a trust is the optimal vehicle for your purposes. These legal instruments can be tailored to your situation whether you’re looking to help your loved ones avoid the probate process, support a charitable cause or reduce potential tax liability. Our firm outlines the benefits and drawbacks of revocable and irrevocable trusts if you are considering shifting assets into one of these instruments.
Dedicated firm handles various guardianship issues
Parents of minor children should thoughtfully consider who should be legally responsible for raising their children in the event that they are orphaned. We take the time to assist with guardianship instructions that can be included with a will and other testamentary documents. Our firm also handles guardianship proceedings involving adults with intellectual disabilities — sometimes referred to as conservatorship of the person. You can also establish a conservatorship of the estate in which the conservator handles financial matters for the ward, but not concerns relating to personal care.
Contact a thorough New Haven County estate planning attorney
From offices in East Haven and Hamden, Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, L.L.C. advises Connecticut residents on wills, trusts and other methods of achieving their estate planning goals. To set up a consultation with an experienced lawyer, please call 203-745-0942 or contact us online.