Helping You Plan For The Future

Tough economic times have prompted many people to try to cut costs through developing do-it-yourself wills. Unfortunately, without the help of an experienced estate planning attorney, critical details are often overlooked. This can cause unnecessary complications and expense in probate, unintended consequences and result in your assets not going to where you wished.

At the Suffield, Connecticut, law firm of Spellman, Kelly & Fanous LLC, we offer customizable estate planning solutions at cost-effective rates. We consider an estate plan as a roadmap outlining the plans for your estate and your loved one's inheritance. An estate plan is only as effective as the time we spend understanding the plans you have for yourself and your family. The versatility of an estate plan can cover everything from estate tax reduction, avoiding probate, powers of attorney and health care directives to asset distribution. Contact our law firm today to meet with an experienced Connecticut and Massachusets estate planning lawyer. We are committed to helping you maximize the value of your estate and the amount your loved ones will inherit.

Comprehensive Estate Planning Assistance

Estate planning attorneys Beth Fanous and Victoria Spellman develop customized wills and trusts based on their clients' needs and unique circumstances. They offers a hands-on approach focused on educating clients on the wide range of options available in estate planning, including beneficiary designations, powers of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills.

A carefully crafted will can specify who you would like to have custody of your children after your death. A standby guardianship allows you to designate who you would like to have custody of your children in case of sudden illness or accident instead of foster care. Attorney Fanous will take time getting to know you, so we can develop an effective estate plan taking into account your financial situation and the plans you have for your family.

We are also available to help you develop a trust. At Spellman, Kelly & Fanous LLC, we have experience creating a variety of trusts, including:

  • Living trusts
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Revocable trusts
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Charitable trusts

If you are interested in a trust, attorney Fanous will work closely with you to help you understand the type of trust that would be most effective based on the plans you have for your family.

Helping Clients Set Up A Power Of Attorney

We can help you name a power of attorney, who will make financial decisions on your behalf in the event you become physically or mentally incapacitated.

Offering Free Advanced Directives

When you select our law firm, we are available to help you set up complimentary advanced directives, which are sometimes referred to as living wills and health care instructions. We can help you identify a health care agent to make medical decisions for you in the event you become incapacitated.

Planning ahead can prevent your family from making difficult decisions for you and can reduce the chance of prolonged litigation. For more information, visit our state's website outlining details about advanced directives in Connecticut.

Contact Our Suffield Law Firm

Contact our office today to discuss your estate planning needs. We serve clients throughout Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex counties and Hampden County, including the communities of Suffield, Enfield, Windsor Locks, Manchester, Rockville, Granby, Simsbury, Hartford, the surrounding areas and Massachusetts. We will take the time to completely understand your concerns and let you know how we can help.