Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Probate
At Farrell & Grochowski we have over forty years of experience in estate planning, elder law and estate administration.
Both Attorney Farrell and Attorney Grochowski received their LLM degrees at Western New England Law School. Through this program, one of only a few in the whole nation, both Attorney Farrell and Attorney Grochowski received advanced legal masters degrees in Elder Law and Estate Planning.
You have worked hard all or your life for the assets you have. When you die, you want to make sure that your property goes to the people that you have selected. Without a will, your property will go to the persons that the State of Connecticut has dictated through intestacy laws. In your will, you can set out who your property goes to. If you have minor children, you can name the people that you would like to raise your children if you should die and set up a trust for the assets left to the children. Through a trust you can have your children's money managed until they are old enough to receive the money outright. Through the selection of an executor, you can determine who will be in charge of making sure your assets are distributed according to your will.
What to consider when planning a will?
- Do you have specific things that you want to leave to people such as jewelry.
- Who would you want your estate to be left to. If you have a child you predeceases you, but is survived by a child or children, would you want your deceased child's share to go to their children or be split among your remaining children.
- If you have minor children, who would you want to raise them and be in charge of their money if you died. At what age, would you feel comfortable with your children receiving their inheritance outright, free of trust.
- Who would you want to serve as your executor/trix, the person who makes the filings with the probate court and distributes your assets according to the will.
People don't tend to think about planning for disability when they are doing estate planning, but it plays an important role in making sure that your needs are taken care of and your assets preserved.
At Farrell & Grochowski, we are well versed in estate planning, disability planning, and handling estates. We welcome the opportunity to talk to you as you plan or deal with the death of a loved one.
We have used the law firm of Farrell & Grochowski for more than 15 years. We have found the law firm to be ethical, professional and friendly. We have and do recommend their services. We have entrusted them with our Last Will and Testament, Refinancing of our home and legal services related to a loved one’s Estate. Specifically, our personal dealings with Christine Grochowski and Ann Farrell, as well as their able staff, has been a pleasure. We will continue to rely on Farrell & Grochowski for all of our legal services.