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