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Mar 04 2020

Home-Based Businesses - A Zoning Perspective

By Attorney Dorian Famiglietti / In Zoning
Do you have a home-based business, or are you thinking about starting one? If so, you're not alone. The Small Business Administration reports that more than half of all U.S. businesses are based out of the owner's home, and it is estimated th ... Continue Reading »
Feb 20 2020
If you’re like most pet owners, pets are more than just property. They are members of your family. They give you boundless love and affection without asking for anything in return (except for perhaps a belly rub or tasty treat now and again). S ... Continue Reading »
Jan 30 2020
So, you want to be the next Fixer Upper©. In today’s world, it seems as if there is a new show on HGTV or DIY every week about flipping houses. They make it look so easy and always seem to have a quick remedy when something goes wrong. But ... Continue Reading »
Jan 17 2020

Estate Planning in the Age of 23andMe

By Attorney Allison Poirier / In Estate Planning
In recent years, many Americans have been able to find out more about themselves and their family by purchasing one of the dozens of DNA testing kits available on the open market. You may have even purchased a kit yourself from 23andMe or Ancestry.co ... Continue Reading »
Dec 16 2019
Is your business susceptible to fraud? Yes! The truth is that nearly everyone and every business has some degree of risk with regard to fraud. Even the most careful individuals and closely managed businesses can fall prey to any one of the numerous d ... Continue Reading »
Nov 19 2019
Your loved one planned well, had a Power of Attorney (“POA”) prepared, and appointed you as their agent. Later, when you attempt to use the POA to help your loved one manage their finances, the bank refuses to accept the POA and denies yo ... Continue Reading »
Oct 24 2019
Did you know there are over 4.5 million dog bites a year in the United States? Did you know that dog bites send more than 1000 people to the emergency room every day? Did you know Connecticut is one of the top 10 states for number an ... Continue Reading »
Oct 04 2019
Some of your friends are starting to buy their first homes. You’ve got a good steady job, you’ve been paying rent for a few years, you’ve built up some savings for a down payment, so you’ve decided it’s time to “ta ... Continue Reading »
Sep 10 2019
At the close of the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly made significant changes to one of Connecticut’s more extensive (and burdensome) environmental laws, the Connecticut Transfer Act. These changes, effective October 1 ... Continue Reading »
Aug 05 2019
In today’s high-tech society, many people have decided to start their own primary or secondary businesses to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the web or to enter into a second career. Before you set out to begin a new business ve ... Continue Reading »
Jul 26 2019
Your child is getting ready to go off to college this fall. Are you prepared?  Parents and their college-bound children discuss housing choices, meal plans, student loans (those FAFSA forms!), CHET savings plans, scholarships, work-stud ... Continue Reading »
Jul 17 2019
Driving is one the most dangerous things most of us will ever do. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more than 30,000 deaths and over 2 million injuries from motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year ... Continue Reading »
Jun 17 2019
Trusts can be important tools in estate planning. They can serve many of the functions of a will, but they don’t completely eliminate the need for a will. They can be used to manage your assets after your death, protect those assets from your c ... Continue Reading »
May 09 2019

Should You Fight That Traffic Ticket? Yes!

By Attorney Matthew Willis / In Litigation
  According to Esurance, Connecticut is one of the top ten states where you're most likely to get a driving citation. Many drivers simply pay their traffic ticket without question, thinking it's just a one time fine, usually ... Continue Reading »
Apr 05 2019

30 Somethings Need Estate Plans Too

By Attorney Allison Poirier / In Estate Planning
A common misconception about estate planning is that it is only for those who are old and rich. For this reason, most people think estate planning should go hand-in-hand with retirement planning, and younger individuals with fewer assets move estate ... Continue Reading »

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