Elder Planning

Protecting the rights, health and economic well-being of older adults and people with disabilities.

Robert A Scalise Jr., ES&M Attorney Partner



No matter the size, we offer a strong relationship, especially with the changing business landscape.

Stephen L. Mangan, ES&M Attorney Partner


Estate Planning

We're committed to ensuring you have the right healthcare and that your assets are protected.

Kristen Lynn, ES&M Attorney


March 2, 2018

Medicaid Agency Must Follow Probate Court’s Spousal Support Allowance

Connecticut’s highest court rules that a probate court’s order that a nursing home resident pay spousal support to her husband in the community was binding on the Medicaid agency’s determination of the husband’s community spouse allowance. Valliere v. Commissioner of Social … Continued

January 2, 2018

How Will the New Tax Law Affect You?

While most of the new tax law – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – has to do with reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, some provisions relate to individual taxpayers. Before we get into the … Continued

June 8, 2017

The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident who applies for Medicaid. These types of annuities allow the nursing home resident to spend down assets and give the spouse a guaranteed income. … Continued

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