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Whether you are caring for an ill spouse and worried about losing your savings to pay for long term care, or you have decided to put your estate plan together to protect your family’s future, I will reduce the stress that often accompanies such financial and medical care challenges.
I will also draft your Will, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives and estate tax documents so you can relax knowing that your estate planning is done according to your specific wishes.
With more than 10 years of experience assisting people who are in need of estate planning, asset protection and Medicaid planning, I understand my clients’ needs for public benefits as well as their desire to protect their wealth for future generations. Because I know the Medicaid rules and how to navigate the complexity of Medicaid eligibility, I will help you protect what you’ve worked so hard for.
An elderly woman recently came to me because her husband became ill and she was scared they’d lose everything to pay for his long term care needs. She was also concerned about her ability to continue caring for him as she aged. I transferred the house to the wife and applied for and was awarded Medicaid home care services for the husband. The husband was now entitled to Medicaid home care hours so the wife didn’t have to worry about being the primary care giver, or worry about paying privately for care.
I take a special interest in advocating for the elderly and people with special needs. My grandmother lived until 103 and I saw firsthand how my grandmother’s rapidly changing needs affected her ability to care for herself and to pay for her expanded health care needs. For people with special needs, I help to lay out a plan that will provide for future financial security while still having access to public benefits.
As the mom of 3 young children, you can imagine that my day doesn’t end when I leave the office. On my days off, my husband and I enjoy biking and taking day trips with our children.
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|Associate Attorney||CzepigaDalyPope LLC||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Vincent J. Russo & Associates, PC||2003 - 2013|
|Attorney||Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens||2001 - 2003|
|Judicial Law Clerk||State of Connecticut - Stamford Superior Court||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)||Member||2013 - Present|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2013|
|Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog||Annuities as Asset Protection for Couples: Smart Move If You Do It Right||2015|
|Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog||Why You Need a Springing Durable Power of Attorney||2015|
|Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog||Why an 18 Year Old Needs an Estate Plan||2015|
|Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog||Warning: Medicaid Eligibility Varies from State to State||2014|
|Benjamin N. Cardozo Schoolof Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and PublicAffairs||Public Administration||MA - Masters||1996|
|Syracuse University - Newhouse School of Public Communications||Television/Radio/Film Production||B.S.||1991|
|Wethersfield Senior Center Event||Estate Planning Toolbox||2015|
|Newington Aging Mastery Program||Advance Directives: Why They Are Important||2015|
|Elmwood Senior Center Event||Paying for Long Term Care||2015|
|Brotherhood Breakfast Program||Estate Planning Toolbox||2015|
|Thrivent Financial Client Appreciation Dinner||The Ins and Outs of Trusts||2014|
|Newington Aging Mastery Program||Advance Directives: Why They Are Important||2014|
|East Hartford Senior Center Event||Estate Planning Toolbox||2014|