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Looking for Connecticut personal injury attorneys? For an experienced Personal Injury Attorney near you, call Attorney Evelina M. Ruszkowski, an associate of the Prue Law Group, P.C. with offices in Willimantic and Brooklyn. When you have been injured and need legal advice, you want your lawyer to fight for the equitable compensation you deserve. We are the legal team you can trust with your personal injury case. Our staff will handle your case in a sensitive and compassionate manner. Well versed in personal injury law, Attorney Ruszkowski’s background includes Motor Vehicle Accidents, Work Related Incidents, Defective Products, Professional Malpractice, and Negligent Maintenance of Property. Learn more about Attorney Ruszkowski  here.

After your injury, you may be approached by an insurance agency. The Insurance Company wants to settle out of court. Be aware that the insurance company is looking out for their best interest, not yours.  Before accepting any settlement, call The Prue Law Group to have a professional review your case. Personal injury law allows a person to go to civil court and get compensation for all losses stemming from an accident. There is a two year lawsuit filing deadline in Connecticut. In instances where your injuries require medical treatments and time lost from work, it is vital to keep good records. If you are entitled to compensation, they will pay for medical treatment, injuries and lost wages. You may also be compensated for physical or mental pain and suffering.

 

COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL SERVICES

No matter what type of personal injury you have sustained in Connecticut, call Attorney Evelina Ruszkowski.  She will review the details of your case and explain your rights. The legal team at The Prue Law Group, P.C. will complete a professional investigation, obtain necessary police reports, connect with medical providers, assess damages and always will be your advocate, whether or not your case goes to court. The Prue Law Group works hard to provide the most cost-effective and efficient legal services in the region. Attorney Evelina Ruszkowski is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, School of Law and holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Business from the University of Rhode Island. Professionally, she previously worked as a paralegal in a firm in downtown Providence, Rhode Island for over five-years dealing with many personal injury cases. Advocating and getting clients the results they deserve is her passion. She is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Professional Profile Attorney Ruszkowski. When you have been injured and have questions about your case, call Attorney Evelina Ruszkowski at (860) 423-9231. When Legal Matters, Call The Prue Law Group,P.C. with over 35 years of professional service in Connecticut.

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Connecticut Power of Attorney Lawyers
Have you considered what Connecticut power of attorney lawyers can do for you? Now may be the time to call The Prue Law Group, P.C., a leading eastern CT law firm for matters concerning estate planning. A power of attorney is part of that plan. We believe it is important to understand what a power of attorney is and how it benefits you and/ or your business. The fact is that illness, injury, old age, and situations unexpectedly change our lives. A power of attorney is a legal document that lets you name someone you trust to act on your behalf when you are unable. We believe it is important to get your affairs in order, no matter what age you may be.

Becoming mentally incapacitated would render you unable to make important choices for yourself. With Covid-19 up front and center in our lives, many of us have changed our daily routines. With travel and social restrictions, going to the bank or conducting business has also changed. Some people wish to avoid social interactions completely. Many people, particularly the elderly, are thinking seriously about their personal medical directives. An injury, accident, or stroke could render you unable to pay your bills or go to your bank. At Prue Law Group, we believe it is important to prepare for sudden illness or similar scenarios. It is important to start discussing your personal plans with your spouse, a friend, or a family member.

 

 Your Power of Attorney Will Speak for You and the Person You Designate Will Act for You.

Consult the attorneys at The Prue Law Group with questions or concerns regarding power of attorney. Our attorneys and paralegals answer questions about the powers being granted and provide counsel on your candidate agent. We make sure your document meets all legal requirements. Choosing an agent who will make decisions and carry our transactions when you are unable to do so can be a difficult decision. Why burden your loved ones with the most important decisions of your life?  Make an appointment for a power of attorney consultation. Our staff of attorneys and paralegals work closely with our clients.

 

Don’t Delay – Call The Prue Law Group Today!

Why burden your loved ones with the most important decisions of your life?  Make an appointment for a power of attorney consultation. Our staff of attorneys and paralegals work closely with our clients. Spare your loved ones from making these difficult decisions! Talk to The Prue Law Group about assigning Power of Attorney to a trusted agent today. When Legal Matters, call the Prue Law Group at 860-423-9231.
 

 

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Polly Want A Cracker? No, Polly Wants Her Own Estate Plan

When you have a beloved animal in your life and want to provide for their well-being after you are gone, contact the pet trust lawyers CT at The Prue Law Group, P.C. Ensure the future welfare of your beloved dog, cat, exotic bird or whatever animal is part of your family. We will be happy to discuss Pet Trusts with you. Call (860) 423-9231.

 

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For many of us our pets are loved as part of our family, and as such, we want to provide for them when we no longer are able. It is not uncommon for many of our clients to inquire as to what steps can be taken to protect their pets upon their death or their own incapacity.

For more than a decade, Connecticut law has provided just such a method. As part of your estate plan, you can establish a “Pet Trust” and it is enforceable within our probate court system so as to guarantee your wishes are complied with.

These pet trusts can:

  1. Designate someone to care for your pet and even appoint a person, known as a “Trust Protector”, to supervise the care the pet is receiving from the designated caregiver.
  2. Be funded so that there are monies set aside to provide food, cover medical costs, housing costs, and other expenses that the caregiver may incur while taking care of your beloved pet.
  3. Direct that the person caring for your pets be reimbursed for their time and expense.
  4. Specify where any remaining funds not used for your pet upon their death are distributed to family, friends, or perhaps an animal shelter.
  5. And as with all estate trusts, the Probate Court will require annual accountings to ensure your wishes are properly complied with.

Statistics tell us that each year hundreds of thousands of pets are placed in shelters or abandoned, situations that you would never want for them and estate planning tools such as a “pet trust” are effective and simple steps to care for them.

 

CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT PET TRUSTS

When you want to provide for the care and well-being of a pet, follow this list of considerations.

Firstly, determine what pet(s) to include in the trust. The pet may be identified by your pet’s name, photograph and a written description. Include a microchip number, DNA profile, and registration papers. Next, write a detailed directive on the type of care you desire for your pet. Include specific treatments, emergency care, daily care, grooming, boarding, walking or other services.

When determining how much money to fund the trust, you need to consider the pet’s life expectancy, special needs, daily cost of food, shelter, and medical services. It may be a good idea leave sufficient funds for pet insurance.

Next, you must designate a Trustee, a Caregiver, a Trust Protector, and the remainder Beneficiary.

  • The Trustee is typically a family member or friend who is familiar with your pet. This is a person who will treat your pet as a member of the family.
  • You may wish to appoint a Caregiver rather than the Trustee to care for your pet. The Caregiver would be compensated by the Trustee.
  • Connecticut law requires that you appoint a Trust Protector. The Trust Protector makes sure that the Trust assets are being used for your pet. The Trust Protector may report directly to the Probate or Superior Court to enforce its provisions, remove the trustee or order an accounting.
  • The remainder Beneficiary is one named to receive any remaining funds when your pet dies.
  • Lastly, make arrangements for the final disposition of your pet upon its death. Include instructions for burial, cremation or memorial ceremony.

 

TAXES

Pets are not recognized as trust beneficiaries under federal law. The trust receives no income distribution deduction for distributions and pays income taxes on taxable income. The trust is entitled to deduct the amount of distributable net income paid to the caregiver or Trustee and the Caregiver or Trustee recognizes this taxable income on his or her own income tax return. Connecticut recognizes a trust for the benefit of a pet, but does not qualify for an estate deduction.

 

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Connecticut Estate Planning Lawyers
Call The Prue Law Group, P.C. when you need advice from knowledgeable Connecticut estate planning lawyers. A leading Eastern Connecticut attorney, Patrick M. Prue has decades of experience in legal matters regarding estate planning, asset protection and wealth management. Attorney Prue and his staff at The Prue Law Group, P.C. will work closely with you to address the issues that affect your assets and heirs. Estate Planning encompasses all services pertaining to wills, creation of trusts, drafting powers of attorney and preparing for Title 19 eligibility. Conservatorships, living wills and advanced medical directives are also taken into consideration in estate planning.

An estate plan is as individual as each family is. Estate plans are developed based on your current situation while considering the future and how you want your property distributed upon your death. The legal team at The Prue Law Group helps individuals understand their options under many scenarios and will work closely with you to help you formulate the best plan for you personally. Preparing for late-life health care needs protects your estate and assets against unnecessary loss. It is through the process of estate planning whereby you can not only protect your assets, but also your rights as a patient, and assure your personal dignity in a medical emergency. Failure to formulate an estate plan could risk significant loss due to taxes and probate costs. When Legal Matters, call the Prue Law Group, P.C.

Don’t Delay – Call Today

Achieve the peace of mind that comes with advance planning for your loved ones. Our staff of attorneys and paralegals work closely with our clients. Talk to The Prue Law Group about making an estate plan. The financial well-being of your family may depend upon it. Call today: 860-423-9231.
 

 

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