Marissa focuses on transfer tax planning and estate planning for high net worth individuals and their families. Marissa works with individuals and their advisors to develop and implement sophisticated planning techniques designed to minimize gift...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Tax, Estate Planning
Review: “Attorney Cregeen handled my will and health directives as well as my 83 year old mother's. She is extremely professional and compassionate at the same time. Has the patience of a saint. Highly recommend to others.”
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Probate, Elder Law, Real Estate
Has lectured to numerous organizations on complex estate planning and sophisticated charitable giving. Has lectured to attorneys, hospitals, nurses, retirees, senior groups, town groups, libraries, and others.
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Probate, Tax
Ray has been an attorney since graduating from law school at the University of Connecticut in 1968. He became a member of the Connecticut Bar Association in 1968. Ray’s professional concentration has been in the tax law area since graduation from ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Tax
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A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.