Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates represents clients throughout Torrington who want to get professional legal advice as they make smart plans for their future. It is important to think ahead about both good times and bad. This means making plans for retirement and to fund college for your kids, while also preparing for a serious illness, an unexpected injury, or an untimely death.
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates works with you to use a wide variety of legal tools and to create the appropriate documents to prepare you for whatever life throws at you. Clients throughout Torrington have trusted us to provide comprehensive advice in meeting their financial goals and your goals for protecting your family so you can achieve financial security for yourself and so you can leave a strong legacy. Give us a call to find out more about the ways in which our legal team can help you.
Life in Torrington
Torrington, Connecticut is a city located within the state of Connecticut. It is a former mill town that today has become a thriving metropolitan area within Litchfield County, Connecticut. Torrington is actually the largest city within Litchfield County and within the entire Litchfield Hills region. Its population as of the most recent census topped 36,000 and the city is considered to be the “core city” of the biggest micropolitan area in the country.
Torrington is home to the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, which is located within the city’s downtown area. Ballet dancers from throughout the world come from training at the Nutmeg Conservatory and the dancers at this conservatory perform at the 1,700 seat Warner Theatre. Warner Theatre was originally built as a cinema by the Warner Brothers Studio back in 1931.
Torrington is also home to the largest Lodge of Elks, Elks Lodge #372, which hosts many different events that people within this thriving city enjoy attending. There was once a regional campus of the University of Connecticut in Torrington as well, but the campus was in a rural area on the outskirts of the city and the enrollment levels were low so the campus closed in 2016.
Torrington is a popular place to live and in 2008, Bizjournals named Torrington as the number one “Dreamtown” to call home, out of 10 “Dreamtowns” in the United States. Dreamtowns were the term that Bizjournal used to refer to the micropolitan areas that it was rating.
Seniors in Torrington, Connecticut
In Torrington, 13.7 percent of households were comprised of someone 65 or older living alone, according to the most recent census. As seniors get older, and especially if they live alone, they may begin to require more social support and eventually they may need more intensive help not just to maintain community connections but also to take care of basic tasks like cooking and getting around to run errands.
According to Torrington’s virtual town hall website, a Torrington Department of Services for the Elderly was established in 1968. The Department of Services for the Elderly has 64 staff members along with 180 volunteers who work to help administer services. Seniors can reach out to the Torrington Department of Services for the Elderly in order to find out about health assessment programs, elderly nutrition programs, health and rehab facilities, transportation and more.
There is also a senior center located within Torrington, Connecticut called the Sullivan Senior Center. The Sullivan Senior Center is located at 88 East Albert Street, Torrington, CT 06790. The telephone number to reach the Center is 860-489-2211 and the fax number to reach the center is 860-489-2211. The Senior Center hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and the Center is open to seniors aged 60 and older.
If you require more intensive help than can be provided from free programs and community-based programs, you can also reach out to Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates. Our legal team can help you to explore benefits that you may be eligible for through Medicaid or through the Veterans’ Administration if you or a loved one served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Courts in Torrington, CT
If you live in Torrington, Connecticut, Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can also provide you with assistance if you have a probate or estate matter that requires court involvement. While we can help you to plan ahead so your loved ones will not need to go to court in case of incapacity, guardianship or conservatorship proceedings can become necessary if someone has been hurt or is sick and has no plan in place for who will make decisions on his or her behalf.
Going to court to probate an estate may also be necessary after a death, although the probate process can be avoided with advanced planning through the use of tools like trusts and pay on death accounts.
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates provides help with both probate proceedings and the guardianship or conservatorship process. We can represent heirs or beneficiaries, the executor of an estate, anyone who wishes to contest a will or family members of an incapacitated person who want to initiate guardianship proceedings. The court proceedings will take place within the county court where the incapacitated or deceased person resides or resided, so for those in Torrington, Connecticut, court proceedings will take place within the Litchfield Hills Probate District. You should contact Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates for assistance in filing paperwork with this court or for help with all court proceedings.
Getting Help from a Torrington, CT Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
Whatever your legal needs are within the city of Torrington, Connecticut, Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates is here to help. We can assist you with identifying your goals for the future, making smart financial plans, and making the law work for you. We help you to protect the assets that you have worked so hard to acquire and to take care of the people that you love. To find out more about the assistance that we can provide to you, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 860-548-1000 or contact us online to get personalized advice, so call today.