Charles F Basil’s Guides

Charles F Basil

Hartford Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Who Should You Choose for your Executor, Trustee and Guardian--Connecticut

    Written by attorney Charles Basil, about 2 years ago.

    Choosing your Executor, Trustee and Guardian of your children may be the most important decisions when writing Will. Who will be your Executor: The Executors role is to collect various assets of the estate and, where necessary, convert them into cash. After that, he distributes ...

  2. Why You Need A Will--Connecticut

    Written by attorney Charles Basil, about 2 years ago.

    A Harris Interactive survey of the general population, done for Lawyers.com, found 58% of all adults lack even a basic will. If you die intestate--meaning without a proper will or living trust--your assets will be divided according to state law. Below are a few examples of how C...

  3. Connecticut Health Care Directives

    Written by attorney Charles Basil, about 2 years ago.

    A health care directive is a written document that informs other of your wishes about your health care. It allows you to name a person ("Health Care Representative") to decide for you if you are unable to decide. A Health Care Directive can take the place of both a Health Ca...

  4. Covenants Not To Compete in Connecticut

    Written by attorney Charles Basil, about 2 years ago.

    The covenant not to compete prohibits an employee or business seller from working at or operating a competing company, in substantially the same position or engaging in substantially the same work, for a set period of time. The terms of a covenant not to compete help to protect a...

  5. Employment At-Will in Connecticut

    Written by attorney Charles Basil, about 2 years ago.

    In the United States in general, employees without a written employment contract ("at-will employees") can be fired for good cause,bad cause, or no cause at all. If you had a written employment agreement, including a union agreement, you probably have a written employment contrac...

  6. The Importance of Having a Will

    Written by attorney Charles Basil, about 2 years ago.

    With all of the benefits a Will has to offer, it is one of the best legal bargains there is.Depending upon the complexity, it is fairly inexpensive, particularly given the comfort of having your affairs in place in the event of your death.At this time when you are purchasing a h...

  7. Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements in Connecticut

    Written by attorney Charles Basil, about 2 years ago.

    It is the custom and practice in most counties in Connecticut for the Realtor to prepare the Real Estate Purchase Contract on behalf of a Buyer.These forms are preprinted by each countys Board of Realtors.Of course, with any preprinted forms, there are several blank spaces, which...

  8. The Connecticut Home Improvement Act and Your Rights

    Written by attorney Charles Basil, about 2 years ago.

    Youve purchased your house, and you decide you want to make a home improvement.Maybe you want to install a patio, an in-ground pool, a hardwood floor, a white picket fence, or a nice granite countertop.You meet a contractor, and you like him.You enter into a handshake agreement,...

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  9. Anatomy of a Connecticut Real Estate Foreclosure

    Written by attorney Charles Basil, about 2 years ago.

    This guide is intended to address the procedural aspects of a foreclosure from start to finish.It is not intended to discuss strategies for delay, defense, or relief from a foreclosure.A skilled attorney should be consulted to defend a foreclosure, attempt a restructuring, or ot...

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  10. Liens and Encumbrances That Might Affect Your Real Estate Purchase

    Written by attorney Charles Basil, about 2 years ago.

    Many real estate buyers fail to inquire whether or not there are any liens or encumbrances affecting the property they're about to purchase. It is possible that the buyer simply expects his attorney will take care of all issues, but it's probable that the client doesn't even know what they are.

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