Essential Documents for your Estate Plan

The Covid-19 pandemic undoubtedly has you on edge. We have all been forced to face our fears in some way, whether it’s the fear of falling ill, losing a job, having to spend time alone or losing a loved one. … Continued

How Your Stimulus Check Affects Medicaid Eligibility

The coronavirus relief bill includes a direct payment to most Americans, but this has Medicaid recipients wondering how the payment will affect them. Because the payment is not income, it should not count against a Medicaid recipient’s eligibility.  The Coronavirus … Continued

The offices of Ericson, Scalise & Mangan are remaining open during the pandemic to support our community and clients. We offer many services including Medicaid Planning and Applications. If you or a family member requires long-term care, the cost can … Continued

The offices of Ericson, Scalise & Mangan are remaining open during the pandemic to support our community and clients. We offer many services including Probate Administration. When a family member dies, there are important issues the survivors must face. As … Continued

Helping Protect Seniors from Fraud and Identity Theft

Helping Protect Seniors from Fraud and Identity Theft Highlights: Senior citizens’ savings and good credit may make them more attractive to fraudsters Shame or embarrassment may prevent seniors from reporting fraud Educate the seniors in your life of the risks … Continued

The Christine E. Moser Foundation website is live.

The Foundation was created by Christine shortly before her death to support certain organizations in her community as she did during her life. To learn more, visit the Christine E. Moser Foundation website. Christine E. Moser Foundation

As a contribution to our community during this challenging and unprecedented time, the attorneys at Ericson, Scalise & Mangan, P.C., are offering to prepare Advanced Directives (commonly referred to as “Living Will”) for no charge to residents of Connecticut. Based … Continued

Legal Services are considered Essential Services by Governor Lamont’s executive order.  ESM is open to assist you in these difficult times. We are allowing our staff to work remotely; we are handling most appointments remotely. We can help you from … Continued

Why New Parents Need an Estate Plan

Becoming a new parent is a life changing experience and caring for a child is an awesome responsibility as well as a joy. This is also the time to think about your child’s future by asking an important question: who … Continued

Passage of SECURE Act

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, better known as the SECURE Act, which originally passed the House in July, was approved by the Senate and signed into law in December 2019. The legislation, designed to … Continued

Guidance on Grandparent Gifting

Grandparents are regularly generous with grandchildren, sometimes giving significant amounts of money. With the holidays approaching, gifting increases. Often grandparents want to share their resources to leave a legacy. In some cases, their children or grandchildren are dealing with financial … Continued

Avoid these mistakes when setting up a trust

When setting up a revocable trust, you need to be diligent about asset transfers, beneficiary designations and funding formulas. Failure to complete certain steps can prevent the trust from acting as you intended, creating additional cost and unintended consequences for … Continued

Coat & Toy Drive

Please support this Coat & Toy Drive. As the winter season is approaching, many are without the proper clothing to gear up for the bitter cold.Together with Central CT BNI we are also collecting new unwrapped toys this holiday season … Continued

Congratulation to David Grossmann

Congratulation to our client David Grossmann who received a first place award in the Black & White Landscape division at the Goshen Fair. David and his wife Cynthia have been clients of ESM for years. He is an avid photographer. … Continued

Connecticut Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT)

For years clients have asked us about forming asset protection trusts. We were always forced to form them in other states or even other countries. Effective January 1, 2020, Domestic Asset Protection Trusts can be formed in Connecticut. At the … Continued

Use a lawyer for Medicaid planning

Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they’re afraid of the cost. However, an attorney can help you save money in the long run and make sure you’re getting … Continued

Live – Love – Laugh with Laurena

We Support Laurena McCarthy. Comedy Night and A Screening of the Hope on the Horizon Documentary The community is invited for an evening to honor Laurena McCarthy, a remarkable teacher, mentor and mother who has dedicated her life to others. … Continued

NBHS Football Golf Tournament

ES&M were glad to support New Britain High School Football at the annual golf tournament hosted by Head Coach and Super Bowl winner, Tebucky Jones. The tournament took place on Sunday, June 9th at Tunxis golf course owned by the … Continued

Law Day Ceremony

Congratulations to 2019 Law Day Award winners: Claudia Barbieri – Liberty Bell Award Joanne Lewis – Public Service Award John A. Barbieri – President’s Award Present L to R: Bill Forbes, Stephen Mangan, Rick Pentore, Joanne Lewis, John Barbieri, Claudia … Continued

When can you delay taking Medicare?

When can you delay taking Medicare? Although you’re eligible for Medicare at 65, there are circumstances in which you might not want to apply, particularly if you’re working for a larger employer or contributing to a health savings account (HSA). … Continued