Law Talk: Elder Law & Estate Planning

Law Talk
September 21, 2019 - 2:53 pm

Our guest was Atty. Jay Kearns of West Hartford, a nationally-recognized expert on elder law, estate planning, and the like.  We talked about numerous issues related to those topics, specifically including significant changes in the rights of beneficiaries under the new Connecticut Uniform Trust Code, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.  This law is not well-known outside the ranks of people who work in this area every day.  Listener calls included  whether a couple of Seniors living together “without benefit of marriage” were liable for each other’s debts; Why someone would need a will if all their assets are owned jointly with another person, etc.