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Connecticut Estate Planning Legal Team

The estate planning legal team at Eagan & Donohue is experienced in the nuances of Connecticut estate planning and is led by an attorney with over 36 years of experience in this area.

As indispensable parts of the estate planning process, our clients typically receive recommendations to obtain a will, living will, health care appointment, and a power of attorney and to appoint a conservator for future incapacity.  Of these, a will is the most crucial document.  This is because a will permits you to, among many other things, make specific gifts, appoint guardians, create trusts for children, minimize taxes, and appoint an executor and trustee to manage all these matters.  Comparatively, a living will provides important medical direction for your care regarding life support.  Further, a power of attorney appoints someone else as your agent with authority to manage your affairs during your lifetime.

In addition to these essential documents, we assist our clients by creating a complete estate plan to help preserve their assets.  Such a plan may include various forms of trusts, including irrevocable or revocable trusts, intervivos or testamentary trusts, Crummey trusts, life insurance trusts, trusts for children, and other wealth management tools.  In many matters, however, a trust may not be necessary for a client, and effective estate planning may instead be conducted through lifetime gift planning.

Our estate planning lawyers recognize that there are clients who require basic estate plans, and others who need a more advanced approach.

Please feel free to contact us by phone or email or to make an appointment to come in and discuss your needs.

Your initial consultation with us will always be free of charge, and we look forward to hearing from you.