Every adult should have at least a basic estate plan in place. That basic plan should also grow with you and your estate. The estate planning attorney you choose to help you construct your estate plan will have a significant impact on the ultimate success of that plan. When you are ready to get started on your Mansfield, Connecticut estate plan, the estate planning attorneys at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. would be honored to be chosen to assist you.
Located in Tolland County, the Town of Mansfield, Connecticut covers just over 45 square miles and had a population of 26,543 at the 2010 Census. Like many other communities in the area, the Town of Mansfield can trace its beginnings back to the early 18th century. In fact, Mansfield was incorporated in 1702 and was named after Major Moses Mansfield, the original owner of the land on which the town sits. At that time, most residents of Mansfield were farmers. Later on, the manufacture of thread and textiles was an important industry in the town with Mansfield becoming the home of the first silk mill in the United States. Among the many historic buildings and landmarks found in Mansfield is a fully intact gristmill. Dating to 1835, the Gurleyville Gristmill is the only one of its kind in Connecticut. The gristmill was built on the Fenton River, where it remains today, intact with the original equipment. To this day, you will find three large farms that continue to operate within Mansfield, including Mountain Dairy, which has been producing and processing milk under the stewardship of the same family since 1871.
Today, residents and visitors to Mansfield can enjoy the numerous pieces of the past recent past as well found throughout the town. For example, you will find a drive-in movie theater as well as Lucky Strike Lanes, a duckpin bowling alley, which you are unlikely to find elsewhere across the nation. Nature lovers will also enjoy Mansfield Hollow State Park as well as the other eight parks and preserves scattered around the town.
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Given the importance of the finished product, care should be taken throughout every step of the estate planning process, starting with your choice of an estate planning attorney to work with you on your plan. The experienced estate planning attorneys at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. have dedicated their practice to helping people just like you with their estate planning needs. We would be honored to sit down with you and help with the creation of your Mansfield, Connecticut estate planning needs both now and in the future.
Nurturing the relationships we have with our estate planning clients is a priority for us because we firmly believe that the most successful estate plans are those that are continuously reviewed and revised to ensure they address today’s current needs, goals, and concerns. The changes that occur in your life will precipitate corresponding changes to your estate plan to ensure that your estate plan remains relevant. Initially, a simple Last Will and Testament may suffice to ensure that you don’t leave behind an intestate estate in the event of your sudden death. As both your family and your estate grow, however, your estate plan will need to be updated to take those changes into account. Marriage, for example, may prompt you to want to add your new spouse as a beneficiary and/or a fiduciary within your estate plan. The birth of a child will trigger the need to protect your minor child’s inheritance through the addition of a living or testamentary trust to your overall estate plan. Having a family should prompt you to worry about the possibility of your own incapacity and the need to include incapacity planning in your overall estate plan as well. The growth both in size and value of your estate assets may also call for the inclusion of asset protection as well as probate and tax avoidance strategies to your plan. Looking toward your retirement years may prompt you to incorporate long-term care and Medicaid planning into your estate plan as well as merge your retirement plan with your estate plan to ensure they work well together. It may also cause you to consider your feelings on end of life medical treatment as well contemplate your own funeral and burial. If you have strong feelings or beliefs about either end of life medical treatment or the disposition of your body after you are gone, there are estate planning tools and strategies that can be used to ensure your wishes on either, or both, subject are honored.
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 Mansfield, Connecticut estate planning lawyers at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. by calling (860) 548-1000 to schedule an appointment.