Estate Planning

Every family is different and has its own needs when it comes to Estate Planning. There is “no one-size-fits-all”. Undertaking an estate plan is necessary to ensure that your final wishes are honored in the event of your incapacity or death. Here at Resnik and Resnik we can help you meet your individual needs and the needs of your family so that your assets are protected and tax exposure is minimized. And while there is no avoiding probate completely in Connecticut, we can help you minimize probate costs for your family.

We will sit down with you and learn about you and your family’s specific needs so that we can make the right recommendations. We will draft and execute the documents to meet those needs and desires.

Our services include:

  • Wills
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Living Wills
  • Conservatorship Appointments
  • Power of Attorney
  • Estate Taxation Planning
  • Conveyancing of property for estate planning purposes


Why Should You Visit An Attorney When Considering Your Estate Planning?

Many people attempt to draft their own Wills using tools provided on the internet or other easily purchased forms. No two situations and no two families are alike. There is no easy “one-size-fits-all” solution that these readily available tools purport to provide. Issues surrounding Wills can be fraught with land mines.

Among the many questions to consider are: what if your Will leaves money to someone who ultimately dies before you? What if the asset you want to leave someone no longer exists? Can you choose not to leave your assets to one or more of your heirs? Is the Will properly executed? Often people think they only require a “simple Will”. However, once they sit down with us, and we learn more about them, we discover that a “simple Will” may not serve their purposes or accomplish all that they want to do. Many times trusts become an important tool in the overall estate plan.

We have been proud to serve all of New Haven County for estate planning needs for three generations. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment at 203-397-2446.