Schedule of Free Public Seminars

The New Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act

In both 2016 and 2017 Connecticut passed the most significant changes to powers of attorney statutes in over a decade. In this presentation, Judge Calabrese discusses those changes, and how powers of attorney can be used as part of a plan for incapacity. Areas covered include new fiduciary powers, third party recognition of powers of attorney, and shortcomings and advantages of powers of attorney.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018  11:30 AM ;   Oxford Senior Center 10 Old Church Rd.   Oxford, CT 06478
  • Wednesday April 18, 2018; 12 Noon; Washington Senior Center,  6 Bryan Hall Plaza Washington Depot, CT 06794
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 1:00 PM; Southbury Senior Center 561 Main Street South Southbury, CT 06488
Estate Taxes
Both Connecticut and the federal government have radically altered the estate tax effective January 1, 2018. Estate tax is complex; rates and exemptions can be drastically different from one year to another. Judge Domenick Calabrese of the Region 22 Probate District reviews Connecticut and federal estate taxes, outlining exemptions, the marital deduction, persons subject to estate tax, property subject to estate tax, and tax rates.
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:00 PM;  Fairfield Public Library 1080 Old Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824
Probate: Myths, Misconceptions, and Mistakes
This 2-part seminar examines issues such as ownership of motor vehicles, real property owned in survivorship, need for a will, out of state real property, interest in limited liability companies, burial and funeral arrangements in wills, failure to name beneficiaries for life insurance and retirement accounts, probate fees, “avoiding” probate, and failure to fund a living trust. Judge Calabrese reviews the consequences to heirs and beneficiaries and the implications for probate proceedings.
  • Part 1: Thursday June 14, 2018 2:15 PM; Woodbury Senior Center 281 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798
  • Part 2: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:15 PM; Woodbury Senior Center 281 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798
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