Canton Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer
Seasoned legal counsel you can trust with your elder law and estate planning needs
Choosing the right attorney to handle your estate planning needs can feel daunting. When you’re deciding who will handle the drafting of your will, you are in part determining how your loved ones will remember you upon your passing. Will the process of distributing your estate result in a contentious legal battle for months or years after your death? Or will your estate plan be drafted with care, legal knowledge, and attention to detail, so that legal challenges are unlikely to occur and doomed to fail?
Canton estate planning & probate lawyer Brian S. Karpe has not only spent over thirty years practicing law but has also committed himself to provide even more value and expertise to his clients by obtaining a Master of Laws degree in elder law and estate planning. By selecting the Law Office of Brian S. Karpe to handle your Connecticut estate planning, probate, and elder law needs, you can feel confident knowing that your case will be in the hands of a knowledgeable and seasoned professional. Mr. Karpe can offer effective and compassionate help with the following end-of-life legal matters:
- Advanced Directives
- Asset Protection
- Elder Care
- Estate Planning
- Estate & Gift Taxation
- Estate & Trust Litigation
- Healthcare Power of Attorney
- Healthcare Surrogate
- Living Wills
- Medicaid Planning
- Power of Attorney
- Revocable Living Trust
- Special Needs Trust
- Trust Administration
Contact the Canton Law Office of Brian S. Karpe as soon as possible for a free consultation on your estate planning and elder law questions and concerns. In addition, the Law Office of Brian S. Karpe is a full-service Hartford County law firm experienced in a number of important legal areas including guardianships and conservatorships, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense. No matter what your legal needs in Canton, call on the Law Office of Brian S. Karpe for assistance.
Legal help when your loved one is declining
The loss of mental sharpness can mean not only a diminished quality of life, but it can also lead to unscrupulous predators taking advantage of the individual’s reduced capacity for making wise financial decisions. If the individual has not selected someone to hold Power of Attorney, a court might be able to establish a conservatorship over that individual. Establishing a conservatorship can be a powerful tool to ensure that a person with diminishing mental capacity is not able to make financial decisions that could have devastating consequences. A conservatorship is when a Connecticut court appoints an individual to handle the financial needs and personal care of an individual who is deemed to be no longer capable of making those choices for themselves. Conservators can be empowered to make decisions about the buying or selling of property, financial investments, medical care, and other aspects of the individual’s personal and financial life.
- Creation of a last will and testament
- Probate administration and litigation
- Trust administration
- Medicaid eligibility
- Title 19 assistance
- Creation of a conservatorship
- Crisis planning
In some cases, a relative who wishes to protect a loved one from becoming a victim of fraud or simple neglect may seek to establish a conservatorship and request that they are appointed as conservator by the court. The process of establishing a conservatorship involves a hearing where the person seeking the conservatorship must present recent medical evidence that the conservatorship is necessary. The assistance of a seasoned and effective Canton conservatorship attorney can make this process simple and approachable for an individual seeking to protect a family member or loved one in declining health. The compassionate and knowledgeable Hartford conservatorship lawyer Brian S. Karpe will prepare and pursue your conservatorship application with the care and attention it deserves, ensuring that your loved one is protected from harm.
Ensure your freedom is vigorously defended in the event of criminal charges
No matter the crime, a criminal conviction can have serious consequences for you and your future. Even conviction of a misdemeanor in Connecticut can mean serious fines, jail time, probation, and the existence of a permanent criminal record. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor could also involve other lifelong consequences, such as the loss of a professional license, as well as greater difficulty getting a job or obtaining a loan for a major purchase.
If you’re facing criminal charges in Connecticut, don’t gamble with your future. Choose an attorney who will provide your defense with the decades of trial experience and legal knowledge you need to get you the best possible result. Canton criminal defense attorney Brian S. Karpe has the experience you want on your side when facing serious criminal charges. Mr. Karpe has been selected by the court as a special public defender for many defendants facing serious criminal charges. In addition to representing private clients, he has also held several special public defender contracts in which he successfully defended clients charged with very serious felonies including, assault, kidnapping, rioting in a correctional facility and sexual abuse. Canton criminal defense lawyer Brian S. Karpe is prepared to give everything it takes to obtain the best possible outcome when you’re accused of a crime in Hartford, Waterbury, Canton, or throughout Hartford County. Contact the Law Office of Brian S. Karpe to find out first-hand why you should trust Mr. Karpe with your defense in a Connecticut criminal case.
Seek the damages you’re owed when you’re hurt in an accident
Getting injured as the result of another person’s negligence can leave you with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, and even a permanent disability. Victims of a major personal injury accident may have no choice but to seek the money they need to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Canton personal injury lawyer Brian S. Karpe has been practicing personal injury law for more than three decades. He has even spent time working in insurance defense, granting him the perspective of knowing how both sides think. Mr. Karpe is ready to fight all the way through trial to ensure that you get the compensation you’re owed after a Hartford area personal injury accident. Mr. Karpe can help you seek damages after such injury accidents as:
- Car and motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driver injuries
- Dog bites
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Dangerous premises accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Rollover crashes
After an accident has left you with major injuries and expenses, get help pursuing legal action by contacting the experienced and dedicated Connecticut personal injury lawyer Brian S. Karpe.
Obtain the benefits you deserve after getting hurt at work
On-the-job injuries can leave you with serious injury-related expenses, but unable to work and earn the money you need to meet those expenses. Many corporate employers will take every opportunity to fight employees who file workers’ compensation claims in an effort to reduce their expenses, with no concern for the worker who suffered a major injury in the course of doing their job.
Many workers hurt on the job find that they’re unable to get the benefits to which they’re entitled without a lawyer’s help. The Law Office of Brian S. Karpe can support injured employees who need and deserve compensation for their injuries. Canton injured worker attorney Brian S. Karpe understands the sometimes-mystifying process of seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Mr. Karpe can prepare your claim and the evidence needed to support it with skill and attention to detail, and he will fight an adverse decision on your behalf before the Workers’ Compensation Commission Review Board (CRB), or all the way to the Connecticut Appellate Court. Contact Hartford workers’ compensation attorney Brian S. Karpe as soon as you’re hurt on the job to ensure that your claim is resolved in your favor as soon as possible.
Help With Estate Planning and More in Canton, Waterbury and Throughout Hartford County
For seasoned and effective assistance with your Canton elder law, estate planning, criminal defense, or personal injury legal issue in Hartford County, contact the Law Office of Brian S. Karpe in Canton for a no-cost consultation on your case.