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CONNECTICUT UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2016

October 6th, 2016

The effective date of the new Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act is October 1, 2016, pursuant to Public Act No. 16-40.  The new act makes significant changes to the prior Connecticut law governing Powers of Attorney, and is found in Conn. Gen. Stat. Sections 1-350 to 1-353b, inclusive.  The text of Public Act No. 16-40…

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OCTOBER IS NATIONAL SPECIAL NEEDS LAW MONTH

September 14th, 2016

NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month NAELA members will be celebrating with public seminars, special living will days, Special Needs Law clinics, and other activities designed to educate the public. Members: Email NAELA photos and news on what you’re doing to celebrate National Special Needs Law Month in your community (amatienzo@naela.org). Sign in with your…

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CT NAELA Hosts Keynote Speaker, The Honorable Paul J. Knierim, and Elects New Officers and Board Members at Annual Meeting on June 17, 2016

July 14th, 2016

The Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys held its annual meeting on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Keeney Center in Wethersfield.  The meeting was highlighted by the presentation of Keynote Speaker, The Honorable Paul J. Knierim, Probate Court Administrator, who had a dynamic discussion with members over recent developments and coming…

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House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act (H.R. 670) as part of a small legislative package to improve Medicaid!

July 14th, 2016

Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act (H.R. 670) as part of a small legislative package to improve Medicaid! The package also includes Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation services for mothers of newborns and limiting the use of federal Medicaid funds to cosmetic drugs except when medically necessary….

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THE CURRENT ISSUE OF THE CT NAELA PRACTICE UPDATE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

May 23rd, 2016

Features in this issue: President’s Message by Attorney David Craig Slepian Thoughts Regarding Retention and Appointment of Counsel for Persons With Impaired Capacity in Conservatorship Proceedings by Stephen B. Keogh. New Federal Tax Basis and Reporting Rules Apply to Certain Decedents’ Estates by Elizabeth N. Byrne. Examining the Probate Fee Lien and Re-Examining the Probate…

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