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The ramblings of two Hartford County Lawyers, focused on Estate Planning, Probate Administration and Real Estate conveyancing.

Why don’t you have a Will? Part 2

Why don’t you have a Will? (Part 2) Or, more specifically, why don’t you have an up-to-date, lawyer-drafted Will?   Some of the top reasons for not having a Will are:   (1)                I’m too young,  (2)                I don’t have enough money to worry about it, ...

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Why Don’t You Have a Will?

Why don’t you have a Will?  Or, more specifically, Why don’t you have an up-to-date, lawyer-written Will?   Some of the top reasons for not having a Will are:  (1)                I’m too young, (2)                I don’t have enough money to worry about it,           ...

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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...

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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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Intestate with Property

Winding up an estate is a difficult task, one that can take a toll on the decedent’s family and loved ones. This process, however, is infinitely more challenging when the person dies intestate (without a will). Real property is particularly difficult to distribute...

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Info, Security and Lawyers

Q: What protection does a Lender or a consumer have if they wire funds to an lawyers IOLTA (trust) account for a closing and someone hacks in and takes the money?   A: Well, that all depends on where and how the hacker got in. There are brute force hacks,...

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