Schedule of Free Public Seminars

Beware! POAs, Trusts and Liability

It’s common for people to serve as an agent under a power of attorney,  trustee of a trust, or any of a number of other fiduciary roles.   Unfortunately, acting under this kind of authority is fraught with civil and even potential criminal liability.  Particularly for those who choose to not retain legal counsel at the start, the consequences of exceeding their authority or engaging in conflicts of interest create legal quagmires that may involve court proceedings and even protracted litigation.

In this presentation, Domenick Calabrese, Judge of the Region 22 Probate District and Administrative Judge of the Waterbury Regional Children’s Court will review the role of agents under powers of attorney, trustees, administrators, guardians, executors and conservators.  The presentation will include things that should be avoided by fiduciaries, why legal counsel is necessary, and how to choose an attorney.

  • Friday, February 15, 2019  2:00 PM; Falls Avenue Community Center, 311 Falls Avenue, Oakville, CT 06779
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:00 PM; Southbury Senior Center, 561 Main Street South, Southbury CT 06488
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019  11:30 AM ;   Oxford Senior Center 10 Old Church Rd.   Oxford, CT 06478
Living Trusts: Myth versus Reality
Living trusts are one of the most versatile estate planning tools available.  Unfortunately, unscrupulous purveyors of “one size fits all” living trust products often make misleading claims to sell their questionable (and sometimes useless) products.
Domenick Calabrese, Judge of the Region 22 Probate District and Administrative Judge of the Waterbury Regional Children’s Court will carefully review some of the myths of living trusts and share the reality of what may and may not be accomplished with living trusts.
Judge Calabrese will answer questions from the audience in this informal discussion.
  • Friday March 1, 2019 2:00 PM; Woodbury Senior Center 281 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798

 

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