Co-Authored by Attorney Jeffrey Nirenstein
and Attorney Amelia E. Pohl
Written by attorneys Amelia E. Pohl and Jeffrey Nirenstein, as part of a series of state-specific books, A Will is Not Enough in Connecticut is now available. By co-authoring the book, Nirenstein brings his experience as an estate planning attorney in Connecticut, and explains state law as it relates to estate planning.
Many people who have a Will think they have their affairs in order, reasoning that should they die everything will go to the people named in the Will and somehow things will all be taken care of. But this is a simplistic view. There are many more things to consider.
The first four chapters of this book deal with the basic issues of what your beneficiaries will inherit, how your property will be transferred, and your ability to avoid Probate or Will challenges.
The rest of the book deals with things a Will cannot do, such as; manage your personal or limit your business debt, provide care for a minor or disabled child, appoint someone to make health care decisions should you be unable to, help you qualify for Medicaid should the need arise and protect your home in that event, and help your family settle your Estate. A will cannot do these things but you will be able to do so once you read these chapters and understand what options are available to you under Connecticut law.