Ebenstein And Ebenstein
- Hartford US-CT
Recognized for its creative solutions and personalized service, Ebenstein & Ebenstein, a former law firm in Hartford, Connecticut, handled a wide range of cases. Although the firm focused on personal injury law, Ebenstein & Ebenstein also provided expert advice and help regarding estate planning. Basic estate plans are made up of a will, trust, power of attorney, medical directives, and beneficiary designations. The will not only instructs who will receive one’s property after death, it also appoints legal representation for carrying out final wishes and names a guardian for minors. Without a will, the state determines property distribution. A trust, which avoids probate, deems a person or institution to hold legal title of property for the benefit of another, most often the children of the deceased. Trusts come with the opportunity for tax advantages and creditor protection. A power of attorney names the person in charge of one’s financial affairs. Medical directives consist of a living will and a health care power of attorney. The living will dictates one’s desires when it comes to end-of-life medical care, while the health care power of attorney addresses who will be empowered to make specifically health care-based decisions. Finally, beneficiary designations name those individuals who will receive money from retirement plans.
For many years, Ebenstein & Ebenstein offered quality legal advice to the people of Connecticut in the areas of family law, business law, real estate transactions, and much more. Ebenstein & Ebenstein’s experienced trial and general attorneys fought for clients within the state, federal, and appellate court systems. Preparation is the key to a successful court appearance, even when being represented by an attorney. Knowing the main points of the case allows for a basic understanding about what the day will entail and the order of the argument, which helps with preparing for questions and possible issues. On the day of the hearing, arrive on time and ensure any witnesses are available at least 15 minutes before the time they are needed. While bringing a friend or family member for support is acceptable, they are not permitted to speak. Also avoid bringing children unless they are required to speak in front of the judge. Once arriving in the courtroom, sit quietly and pay attention to what is going on. During wait time, going over paperwork and the outline of the case serves as a good reminder of the day ahead.