If you've worked hard to build up your estate, it is imperative to protect your assets by establishing an adequate estate plan. But in Connecticut, a surprising number of individuals wait too long to think about their legacies; many neglect to do so at all. The result is that their earnings pass on to the state — instead of to family members and loved ones.
Based in Waterbury, and serving throughout the region, Cummings Law Firm offers legal guidance to individuals and couples who are ready to safeguard their estates by drafting wills and establishing trusts. We help our clients avoid unnecessary taxation, and ensure their assets and other affairs are managed according to their wishes.
How We Help
Devising a will and establishing a trust are unusually complex undertakings. The slightest ambiguity or omission can lead to bitter infighting among one's beneficiaries. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, attorney Jim Cummings knows where problems are most likely to arise, and helps his clients avoid them.
Jim offers counsel in a full range of related concerns, including:
- Drafting wills and testaments
- Living trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Education trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Charitable trusts
- And more
An estate plan is about more than just managing your money. It's about providing security for your family and loved ones in the long-term. And it's never too soon to get started.