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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Elder Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: I believe close relatives are taking advantage of my fathers diminished mental capacity as it relates

to his ownership of properties and distribution at death. He does not have a will and his name is not on the deeds anymore (unsure why removed) but the plan was they quit claim it back to him at 50%. He recently changed his mind. Is there anything his child can do legally to get this back as I... Read more »

Steven Basche
Steven Basche answered on Apr 3, 2018

You can petition the probate court to have a conservator appointed for your father. This will give you the power to take control and manage assets in his name.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Elder Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: If I am my mother's Health Care Ageny, Attorney-in-fact for health care decisions and conservator for future incapacity

do I also need POA now that she is 91 and failing? Mom lives with me, but too ill to keep at home much longer.

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jan 19, 2017

This is a good question! It seems as though you are named as her health care agent, which means you are able to make health care decisions, end of life decisions, consent to surgery etc. If your mom doesn't have a Durable Power of Attorney instrument naming you as her Power of Attorney for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Wrongful Death and Nursing Home Abuse for Connecticut on
Q: I'm 14 and I want to sue my grandmother's nursing home for wrongful death. Would I be able to?

My parents dont want to because they think we will not win, but I think there is a chance. She was dehydrated since march and they didn't notice and thought it was something else and has had to ho to the hospital after a week she went back to the nursing home and a week later she died.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 17, 2016

Tell your parents if they contact a good attorney like Michael Koskoff and tell them I said to call they will at least get a free consultation. If he takes the case it means he thinks he can win, as he takes cases on the basis that he only gets paid if he can get money for the estate. They won't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Connecticut on
Q: What are the usual evidence or required documents needed for a person to terminate a conservatorship?

Need information that applies to New York, Connecticut and the US overall.

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Mar 16, 2016

A conservatorship may be terminated when the person who is conserved makes a request in writing for the Probate Court to terminate the conservatorship. Generally the Court must hold a hearing within thirty days. The conserved person only needs to show that the conservatorship is no longer... Read more »

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