New Haven Legal Blog

New Connecticut Power of Attorney Law Becomes Effective July 1, 2016

20
July
2016

Connecticut’s Uniform Power of Attorney Act becomes effective July 1 2016. Under the new law, individuals commonly referred to as the “principal” may execute a Power of Attorney “POA” designating another individual or someone commonly referred to as their “agent” to act on their behalf or to transact business for them. Key aspects of the […]

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The New & Improved Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine

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February
2014

Back in 1974, a small group of local veterinarians with great vision, had the idea to open up a central location of emergency medical facilities for animals, where animals could be treated in the case of an emergency and/or “after normal business hours” and where they could perform various procedures too advanced for ordinary veterinary […]

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Selling Your Business? Start Planning Early

12
January
2014

Boomers:  Avoid the Rush Many commentators predict that business owners born during the baby-boomer era will be selling their businesses over the next 10-15 years. Some believe that the increase in business sales may actually reduce the value of some businesses because of the increased number of businesses for sale that are available to potential […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Look at Estate Planning

22
December
2013

When most people think of estate planning, they think of an elderly individual leaving behind a will after they pass away. The truth, though, is that estate planning is beneficial to individuals of just about any age. Once you are legally an adult (typically by age 18), your parents are no longer allowed to make […]

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Tips for Helping You with Easier Estate Planning

15
December
2013

It is easy to put off estate planning, since it is a topic that no one wants to think about. The whole idea of estate planning is that you are organizing your assets to leave behind for your family members and loved ones, and more often than not, it is left until the last minute. […]

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Real Estate Experts Outline Signs of Pending Trouble in 2014

08
December
2013

All signs in the real estate market are pointing towards 2013 being a great year. Builders are working again, home sales have risen quickly, home values have risen, and interest rates are reasonable, as well as many other signs. Real estate experts are not optimistic about what 2014 holds, however. The 10% yearly improvements that […]

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LLC and Asset Protection

01
December
2013

America is most undoubtedly the most litigious society in the world today with millions of  lawsuits filed in courts throughout the nation each year. Many small business owners are concerned that they may be hit by a frivolous lawsuit and wonder how they can protect their assets from these unjustified lawsuits.  Unfortunately for all business […]

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How to Avoid Costly Estate Planning Mistakes

24
November
2013

Estate planning is serious business. When writing a will or trust, one wrong word may change the entire intent of the document. It pays to hire an experienced, qualified estate planning attorney to draft your estate planning documents. Estate planning attorneys have been educated and trained to draft wills and other estate planning documents in […]

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Elder Law

17
November
2013

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the ‘Older American Act’ into law.  From this act, the Department of Health and Human Services created a new division, the Administration on Aging (AOA), to deal with growing aging population of this country.  Over the years, more services were added to the AOA to enhance the life of […]

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Bank of America Loses Mortgage Fraud Trial

10
November
2013

Another banking giant has been found guilty of fraud in its mortgage dealings that helped lead to the financial crisis in this country. Last month, according to Reuters, after a month-long trial, a New York jury found Bank of America liable on one civil fraud charge over defective mortgages sold by the bank’s Countrywide unit. According […]

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