Taking into account the highly personal and sensitive nature of estate planning, the prospect of selecting an attorney to assist you with the creation of your plan may be a bit daunting. At Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. we understand how important your estate plan is to you as well as how difficult it can be to try and choose the right attorney to help you with your plan. Our goal is to create a lifelong relationship with our Fairfield, Connecticut clients so that they feel comfortable and confident about the estate plan we create together and about any revisions made to that plan in the future.
Located in Fairfield County, the town of Fairfield, Connecticut encompasses just over 30 square miles, including five miles of shoreline on Long Island Sound. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 59,404 year around residents.
The town of Fairfield can trace its roots back to when what would eventually become the State of Connecticut was established in the early 17th century. Around 1640, Roger Ludlowe, framer of the Fundamental Orders that were created to govern the new area of Connecticut, purchased the land that became the town of Fairfield. Just over a century later, Fairfield residents found themselves right in the middle of the Revolutionary War. Most Fairfielders were supporters of the cause for independence; however, just across Long Island Sound was the British-controlled Long Island from which raids were staged. On July 7, 1779, approximately 2,000 enemy troops landed on Fairfield Beach and when they left the following evening, the entire town had been burned to the ground in retaliation for the town’s support for the rebels.
Almost two centuries later, in the 1950s, the opening of the Connecticut Turnpike led to considerable growth in Fairfield. Nevertheless, the town has retained its historic character with three historic districts. In fact, the Fairfield Historic District was listed on the National Register
Fairfield has been consistently ranked in the top 100 in CNN/Money Magazine’s best towns in which to live. In 2006, the town was ranked as the number one town in the Northeast and in 2014 Money magazine ranked Fairfield the 44th best place to live in the United States and the best place to live in Connecticut.
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. in the Fairfield, Connecticut Community
The attorneys and staff at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. enjoy being part of the Fairfield, Connecticut community. As such, we are committed to serving the residents of the community and ensuring that their estate planning needs are met. We look forward to working with you to create a comprehensive estate plan that achieves all your estate planning goals now and in the future.
A successful estate plan requires a solid foundation; however, that foundation must then be built upon and fortified to keep it strong. The plan you create when you are young, single, and just building your estate will not be sufficient to meet your needs later in life when you have a family and a larger estate to consider. Taking the time to review and update your plan is important to ensure that your estate plan reflects the life you have now, not the life you had when you created your initial plan. That initial plan may focus almost entirely on the distribution of your estate assets in the event of your death given that you don’t have additional worries or needs at the time. It won’t be long though before your needs exceed such a simple plan. If you get married, for example, you will undoubtedly want to include your new spouse as a beneficiary in your Last Will and Testament, trust agreement, and/or life insurance policy. When you first become a parent you will realize the need for incapacity planning within your estate plan to ensure that your child is well cared for in the event of your incapacity. As you build up your estate assets over the years you may also need to consider adding tax avoidance and asset protection strategies and tools into your overall plan. As retirement beckons, you will want to incorporate your retirement plans into your estate plan as well as consider the need for Medicaid planning. Finally, funeral and burial planning as well as advance directives should be added to your estate plan to guarantee that your wishes will be honored at the end of your life.
Our goal at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. is to be with you throughout your life’s journey and help ensure that the people and things that are important to you are protected at all times.
If you have additional questions or concerns about estate planning, or wish to get started on your plan, contact the experienced Fairfield, Connecticut estate planning lawyers at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. by calling (860) 548-1000 to schedule an appointment.