Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates is an elder law firm and estate planning firm serving Tolland County, CT. Our legal team provides the type of comprehensive and compassionate legal advice that helps you to take important steps to plan for the future. From saving for retirement to planning for incapacity to legacy planning and more, our legal team can provide the help you need to care for yourself and the people you love.
Life in Tolland County
Tolland County is a part of Northeastern Connecticut with a population of more than 150,000 residents. There are 13 different towns that make up Tolland County, and Tolland County is included in the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT Metropolitan Statistical Aarea. (According to Wikipedia)
Tolland County is adjacent to Hartford County, New London County, Windham County, Hampton County, and Worcester County. Tolland County spans a total of 417 square miles, including 6.8 square miles of water. Tolland County is the smallest county in terms of total area in Connecticut, and is the second smallest county in Connecticut when measuring only land area.
Tolland County was the place of origin for a ship-mate named Pip in Herman Melville’s famous novel Moby-Dick. It is also the home of the New England Civil War Museum. The county was first formed back in October of 1785, and it was formed by taking parts of eastern Hartford County and western Windham County.
The median income in this county is well above the national average, with a median household income of $921,631 as of the most recent census. With households in Tolland County earning substantial incomes, asset protection and smart money management becomes especially important for seniors and for people of all ages.
Seniors in Tolland County
In Tolland County, over 10 percent of the population is 65 years old or older. For seniors, the effects of aging can impact quality of life. Age-related infirmity and impairment can necessitate that seniors seek assistance.
The good news is, there are benefits available to older people in Tolland County. The State Department on Aging provides information on Community Choices, which is the name for “a powerful information hub linking older adults, persons living with disabilities, and caregivers in Connecticut to the services and supports they seek.”
There are Community Choices offices throughout different counties throughout Connecticut which serve seniors, the disabled, and caregivers. These offices can help coordinate adult day care; elder abuse prevention efforts; in home-care services; transportation and nutrition assistance; and more.
North Central Community Choices serves seniors and their families in Tolland County. There are three different locations for Community Choices offices serving North Central Connecticut including:
- Independence Unlimited: 151 New Park Ave., Hartford. This office can be reached via phone at 860)523-5021.
- North Central CT Area Agency on Aging: 151 New Park Ave., Hartford. This office can be reached via phone at (860)724-6443.
- Connecticut Community Care, Inc: 100 Great Meadow Rd. Wethersfield. This office is reachable via phone at (860)257-1503 x4369.
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can provide assistance with identifying all of the different benefits that seniors could potentially take advantage of, including veterans’ benefits programs for vets and including Medicaid for seniors with limited resources who need home care or nursing home care.
Elder Law and Estate Planning Services in Tolland County
Elder law and estate planning attorneys provide many different types of assistance related to the most important and personal issues you face.
- We help you to make certain you have advanced plans for medical care decisions and asset management in case of incapacity so your loved ones don’t have to go to probate court.
- We help you with Medicaid planning so you will be able to get Medicaid to cover the costs of your nursing home care if you become sick or injured and you must move into a nursing home facility.
- We help you to make an estate plan aimed at avoiding probate, reducing estate taxes, or simply facilitating the transfer of assets to chosen heirs or beneficiaries.
- We assist with retirement planning and asset protection.
These are just some of many legal services which Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can provide to help clients in Tolland County create security for themselves and their loved ones, even if life throws curveballs.
Courts in Tolland County
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates will provide the types of comprehensive legal services necessary to transfer assets outside of the probate process and to avoid guardianship proceedings through incapacity planning. However, there are still circumstances where legal issues must be resolved in probate court. For example, if your loved one has died, you may need to go through probate unless an estate plan was in place making probate avoidance a possibility.
Our legal team has experience assisting clients with legal matters before the probate court serving Tolland County. The Tolland County Probate Court is located at Hicks Memorial Municipal Center; 21 Tolland Green, 2nd Level; Tolland, CT 06084. The court is reachable via phone at 860-871-3640 and the fax number for the court is 860-871-3641. The court hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon.
Determining what court papers to file and how to move through court proceedings can be complicated, but Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can take care of the legal issues for you.
Contact a Tolland County Elder Law Attorney for Help
Representation in probate court is just one of many things that Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates does for clients in Tolland County who are going through a difficult time in their lives. Our legal team is here in case of illness, incapacity, or the death of a family member. We also provide help in preparing for these outcomes so you and your loved ones will still be secure no matter what the future brings.
To find out more about the elder law and estate planning services provided by Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates to clients in and around Tolland County, CT, give us a call at 860-548-1000 or contact us online today.