CONNECTICUT PROBATE LAWYER
Estate Planning Attorney
If you are like many people, the last thing you want to do is to think about your estate plan during a terminal illness or potentially life threatening event which may result in death. This stress and uncertainty can be resolved by making an appointment with Connecticut wills, trusts and estate planning attorney and probate lawyer Peter Rotatori, Jr to discuss your wishes. Attorney
Peter Rotatori, Jr. has assisted clients in Connecticut estate planning and probate matters for over 48 years.
Typically, Attorney Rotatori first begins the estate planning process with an initial consultation. During this consultation, he will need to have a list of your assets and how you wish to distribute those assets upon your death. Attorney Rotatori will discuss a range of topics such as Taxes, Last Wills, Trusts (Revocable / Irrevocable), Special Needs Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Proxy / Living Wills.
Once he has gathered the information required to draft your estate plan, an engagement letter is signed and the drafting process begins. Once the documents are drafted, Attorney Peter Rotatori, Jr. of The Rotatori Law Firm will have a follow up conference to discuss the documents and have you review them prior to signing. Upon satisfactory review, the estate planning documents are executed.
Mr. Rotatori is happy to meet you and your loved ones at our office, a hospital, personal residence or life care facility.
The following is a list of common estate terms to help both clients of The Rotatori Law Firm along with potential clients of Peter Rotatori, Jr. understand the legal terminology.
Will: is a document by which a person directs his or her estate to be distributed upon death.
Trust: is a property interest held by one person or persons (trustee or trustees) at the request of another (the Settlor) for the benefit of a third party (the beneficiary class). A valid trust involves specific property, reflects the settlor's intent and is created for a lawful purpose.
Power of Atorney: is a legal instrument granting someone authority to act as an agent or attorney in fact for the grantor. A durable power of attorney allows you to appoint the people who will handle a variety of matters if you cannot handle them yourself.
Conservator: is a guardian appointed by the probate court to manage and protect either a person or a person's property.
Designated Heath Care Agent: is your representative to the medical community "if you no longer can act on your own behalf". This is frequently a family member such as a husband, wife, father, mother, sister or brother.
Probate Estate Administration Lawyer
Experts say the most traumatic life events are buying a house, building a family and the death of a loved one. If you or someone you know has experienced the loss of a loved one, Peter Rotatori, Jr. of The Rotatori Law Firm will guide you through the Probate Estate Administration process. Attorney Rotatori will prepare the necessary documents to file in the Probate Court to have the Executor / Administer appointed and assist you in closing bank accounts, closing real estate transactions, collect annuities, etc. Once the Decedent's Estate is ready to be closed he will review and ensure that all tax filings and Court filings are completed and distribute the Decedent's Estate to the beneficiaries.
Probate Court Approval of a Child's Accident Settlement
If you have a son, daughter or a grandchild that has been injured in an automobile accident, at a commercial retail store or by way of medical malpractice, you will need a probate attorney to apply to the Probate Court for approval of your child's personal injury tort claim.
The appointment of a guardian for the estate of the minor immediately before settlement along with an inventory filing of the minor's cash and/or annuity asset after Probate Court settlement approval are probate matters that must be completed where a minor's claim is settled for $10,000 or more. A minor is a person under eighteen years of age.
The Rotatori Law Firm can prosecute your child's automobile personal injury case, premises liability slip and fall or medical/dental malpractice case. We can then bring it to a conclusion with guardian appointment, probate court settlement approval and inventory asset filing after we evaluate the insurance company offer to settle your child's claim. A child's personal injury claim needs both an experienced Connecticut civil personal injury lawyer and a Connecticut probate and estate attorney to prosecute, evaluate and finalize a child's personal injury tort settlement.
Wrongful Death Action & The Appointment of an Estate Administrator
In the case of a wrongful death action by way of an automobile accident, catastrophic injury or workmans' compensation injury, Connecticut probate attorney Peter Rotatori, Jr. of The Rotatori Law Firm can assist you in getting an Administrator of the Decedent's Estate appointed. A Connecticut probate court appointed administrator is the legal representative who has the legal authority to prosecute the wrongful death case.
If you need an administrator appointed for a wrongful death action, a will drafted, a power of attorney, a health care proxy,the designation of a conservator, a special needs trust or a loved one's estate administered please call Peter Rotatori, Jr. of The Rotatori Law Firm. Peter Rotatori Jr. is an experienced probate and estate administration attorney.
Peter Rotatori, Jr. will be happy to accomodate you for any special appointment needs that you may have including but not limited to; after hours appointments, weekend appointments, in home visits, hospital visits or in life care facility visits. He may be reached by calling 203 264 3313
Attorney Peter Rotatori, III will be available to meet with you to discuss your child's personal injury case or a contemplated wrongful death action.
The Rotatori Law Firm practices Connecticut will and trust drafting, estate administration and probate law in the following counties, cities and towns: areas we serve.