Connecticut Lawyers’ Blog

The ramblings of two Hartford County Lawyers, Thomas Babson Kane and Sarah Wilson Lemay.

When DCF Comes Knocking – Part 2

By Attorney Sarah W. Lemay Do you HAVE to talk to DCF? In my last post, I talked generally about your rights as a parent if DCF comes to your door. In this week’s post I want to talk more specifically about your right NOT to talk to DCF in such a situation. As I...

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Introducing Attorney Lemay

I have never written a blog, so I struggled with how to open this one. “Hi” seemed a little informal, “Dear Readers” seemed a little like the introduction to an advice column, and “Welcome” just felt strange. So, I finally settled on jumping right in and seeing how...

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Wills and Trusts

Wills and Trusts: Estate Planning with Wills and Trusts You’ve probably heard of wills and trusts, but not everyone knows the differences between the two. Both are useful estate planning documents that serve very different roles. They can work together to create an...

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Real Estate Contracts

Real Estate Contract Termination I Don’t Want the House, Just My Money back… (… or how to handle the termination of the contract and get your deposit back from a Seller) So you found the home of your dreams. It has everything you wanted and more. But for some reason...

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Guardian for your Child

Appointing a Guardian for your Minor Child If you have a child, you should do some basic (at least) estate planning.  In addition to distributing your assets, a Will can also designate a guardian for any child under the age of 18. If you pass away, and the other...

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Real Estate in Probate Court

When Property Meets Probate It is not an infrequent occurrence that someone interested in selling or buying a parcel of real estate becomes involved with a decedent’s estate. If the parties to the transaction do their jobs without unnecessary delay, buying or selling...

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Wills and Beneficiaries

Designating Beneficiaries and your Will: Don't leave it all to just one of your kids When people think about their estate plan, they mainly focus on what goes in their will.  Frequently, in planning meetings, we spend a great deal of time focusing on who the...

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How to Get Your Money Back

Not Buying the House? How To Terminate a Real Estate Contract So you found the home of your dreams.  It has everything you wanted and more.  But for some reason circumstances change and the Buyer needs out.  So, how does the buyer terminate the contract, and get their...

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