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Elder Law

Assisting seniors and their families with asset protection, health care needs, Medicaid planning and applications and related estate planning needs.

Robert A Scalise Jr., ES&M Attorney Partner

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Litigation

Representing individuals in personal injury matters, motor vehicle violations and criminal matters.

Stephen L. Mangan, ES&M Attorney Partner

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Estate Planning

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

Kristen Lynn, ES&M Attorney

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Real Estate

Assisting individuals with the purchase, sale and refinance of residential and commercial property.

Robert A Scalise Jr., ES&M Attorney Partner

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Estate Planning

Helping individuals and their families preserve and protect their assets both during life and upon death through the use of Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care documents.

Stephen L. Mangan, ES&M Attorney Partner

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Elder Law

Assisting seniors and their families with asset protection, health care needs, Medicaid planning and applications and related estate planning needs.

Kristen Lynn, ES&M Attorney

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Estate Planning

Helping individuals and their families preserve and protect their assets both during life and upon death through the use of Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care documents.

Robert A Scalise Jr., ES&M Attorney Partner

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Real Estate

Assisting individuals with the purchase, sale and refinance of residential and commercial property.

Stephen L. Mangan, ES&M Attorney Partner

News

December 1, 2021

How to be an Executor

If you are named the executor or personal representative in a Last Will and Testament, you will be the final administrator of a deceased person’s estate and have many details to manage. The following estate executor checklist can help you … Continued

November 24, 2021

The Ins and Outs of Title Insurance

There are a number of different steps you will have to go through to finalize the purchase of your new home. Purchasing title insurance is one of the unfamiliar steps but is vitally important. Title insurance is there to protect … Continued

November 17, 2021

Big Myths of Financial Planning

Every day, you make choices about your finances that affect your long-term happiness. But if you are like most people, you never had any formal education in money management. You’ve had to seek out advice and resources as you go. … Continued

November 12, 2021

No-Contest Clauses and How They Work

Contesting a Will is not just the stuff of TV melodramas — it happens in real life. After you are gone, if a family member believes you didn’t have the requisite mental capacity to execute your Will, that someone exerted undue influence … Continued

October 27, 2021

Digital Records and Your Privacy

The rights to access digital assets are scattered through a web of user agreements and federal and state laws. The law protects both a fiduciary’s right to access and the decedent’s privacy. Digital assets include: Electronic communications — emails, social … Continued

October 20, 2021

Myths of the Estate Tax

If you think you can avoid the federal estate tax, ­­you’re probably right. The federal estate tax applies to Americans only if their estates total more than $11.7 million for individuals and $23.4 million for couples. For these very wealthy … Continued

October 15, 2021

The Spousal Lifetime Access Trust: A Nearly Perfect Tool?

A spousal lifetime access trust (SLAT) is an irrevocable trust where one spouse (the donor spouse) gifts assets to the other spouse (the beneficiary spouse) in a trust.  The trust authorizes the trustee to make distributions to the beneficiary spouse … Continued

October 6, 2021

How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child

Appointing a guardian for your children might seem morbid. If you’re a healthy person who doesn’t work a dangerous job, it may also strike you as unnecessary, since your decision usually only matters if you die or become disabled before … Continued

We Support...

Moser Foundation 2021 Press Release

The pandemic has given all of us challenges over the past year and nonprofit organizations are no exception.  Arts, education and literacy nonprofits have needed to find creative ways to continue providing programs and services to their clients, patrons and … Continued

Lindsay Foundation Supports Basic Needs Fund, Addiction Services

We are proud of our clients! Good People doing Good Work. The Brian & Marilyn Lindsay Foundation made a grant that matters to Wheeler Clinic. Read the full story here.

Guest Posts

June 20, 2019

5 Steps to Create a Home Inventory Checklist (By Scott Humphrey, Travelers for Insurance Associates, 74 Vine St., New Britain, CT 06052)

After a fire, burglary or another event in which you lost possessions from your home, it may be difficult to remember the details of every one of the belongings that you have accumulated over the years. In this situation, having … Continued