Groton, Connecticut residents can turn to Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates to get the estate planning services that they need to plan ahead for the end of their life and for what will happen after death. Our firm also provides elder law services, which are not just for the elderly. People of all ages in Groton can benefit from the comprehensive advice and assistance we can offer on important tasks ranging from asset protection to retirement planning to making sure minor children are cared for if something happens to parents before they become adults.
Our legal team understands that thinking ahead to prepare for illness, injury, or your death can be a very stressful process – but it is an important process. We will work to help ensure that it is as easy as possible for you to put plans in place to protect your autonomy, your assets, and the people you love. To find out more about how our firm can help you, give us a call today.
Life in Groton, Connecticut
Groton is a town located within the county of New London in Connecticut. It was first established in 1705 when it broke off from New London, CT and formed its own town.
Groton is located on the Thames River and is the home of the New London Naval Submarine Base. Avery Point, which is located within Groton, is also the location of one of the University of Connecticut regional locations. Pfizer, which is a pharmaceutical company, is one of the major employers in the Groton area.
Senior Services in Groton, Connecticut
In Groton, 9.5 percent of households had someone aged 65 or older living alone, as of the most recent census. A total of 12.1 percent of the Groton population was aged 65 and up as of this same census.
As you grow older, it will become increasingly important for you to stay physically and mentally fit so you can remain happy and independent as long as possible. Studies have repeatedly shown that staying connected to your community can help you to keep your mind sharp and can help with your physical health as well.
The good news is, you can take advantage of many community-based services in Groton, CT that will allow you to expand or maintain a strong social circle, and that can also help you to stay independent as long as possible by assisting with some of the activities that can become challenging as a senior. You can find out about the senior services available to you in Groton by visiting the Senior Citizen Center website for the Town of Groton, CT.
According to the website, all seniors 55 and over who live in Groton can access the services at the Senior Citizen Center. These services include programs on a diverse array of subjects including fitness, art, and health. There are also transportation and nutrition services offered, as well as trips and other special events.
Community based benefits can often help you to remain independent for longer, even as these benefits come at little or no cost. However, eventually there may come a time when you need expensive home healthcare or must move to a care facility.
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can help you to be prepared for when the time arises that you need costly care because we can assist you in qualifying for Medicaid. Often, getting Medicaid to cover your nursing home or home healthcare is the only alternative to paying out of pocket because Medicare won’t cover custodial care – the type of care most nursing home patients need – and buying long-term care insurance is often prohibitively expensive.
Probate Courts in Groton, Connecticut
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates not only helps seniors to take advantage of benefits and services, but also helps people of all ages to prepare for incapacity and to prepare for the transfer of their wealth to heirs or beneficiaries after death.
If no incapacity plans are made and your loved one has become physically or mentally unfit to act on his or her own accord, it may become necessary to go to probate court. If a family member or close friend has passed away and has not made plans to avoid the probate process, it may also be necessary to go to probate court.
For those who live in Groton, CT, the correct court where probate proceedings will take place is the New London County probate court. The court is located at 181 State Street on the first floor in New London, CT 06320. The telephone number for the court is 860-443-7121.
If you must go to probate court, let Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates help you throughout the entirety of the process to make it as simple and easy as possible. We can represent the executor of an estate, who has a fiduciary duty to fulfill many responsibilities during probate. We can also represent heirs or beneficiaries who want to ensure that the executor of an estate is fulfilling his or her role properly, as well as representing those who wish to contest a will.
Getting Help from Groton Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorneys
Groton residents have long turned to Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates because we provide a full array of services that help you to prepare for your future. We do so with respect and compassion, treating your plans with the importance that they deserve.
We understand that you have worked hard to build assets to make the best life possible for your loved ones, and we know that you likely have definitive ideas on your own future as well as on the legacy you want to leave. We will help you to protect your assets and take control over what happens at the end of your life and after you pass on.
To find out more about all of the ways that our Groton elder law and estate planning firm can provide you with assistance and advice on the future, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 860-548-1000 or contact us online to get your personalized plans underway.