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CONSERVATORSHIPS: MUHAMMAD ALI SHOWED US THAT EVEN THE GREATEST NEED SOMEONE TO LEAN ON

As the nation continues to mourn the passing of a great boxer, statesman, civil rights advocate, promoter, family man, and the list goes on and on, Muhammad Ali reminds us all—both in life and death—that even the greatest sometimes fall. And if and when we do fall, it is comforting to know that there are […]

GENE WILDER: WHAT YOUR LEGAL OPTIONS ARE IN YOUR LOVED ONE’S GOLDEN YEARS

Last week the world lost an incredible talent with a warm heart, Gene Wilder. Best known for his iconic role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and other notable films such as Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, Gene Wilder made lasting impressions with unforgettable quotes ingrained on so many children’s and […]

TIPS FOR RECOGNIZING AND ADDRESSING ELDER ABUSE

Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay – We Help You Fight Against Elder Abuse. http://www.charleskurmay.com/contact/ Elder abuse takes many forms and continues to be an issue affecting seniors in Connecticut, New York and everywhere. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), at least 1 in every 10 individuals over the age of […]

Nfa Gun Trust Reporting

CHANGE IN LAW AFFECTS GUN TRUST REPORTING The National Firearms Act (NFA) is a federal law that regulates certain types of weapons requiring owners to report the acquisition or transfer of the weapon to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or ATF.  Some of the weapons that are regulated include: (1) Short barrel […]

VICTORY IN THE CONNECTICUT APPELLATE COURT: ATTORNEY’S SUSPENSION REVERSED AFTER FINDING OF DUE PROCESS VIOLATION.

As amicus curiae, the Law Offices of Charles Kurmay on behalf of Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA) helped bring an appeal of the Superior Court’s decision (Judge Blue) to suspend Attorney John Williams from the practice of law for a period of twenty (20) days. Attorney Williams, who is one of the most experienced […]

TIPS FOR SENIORS TO AVOID COMMON ELDER FRAUD SCAMS

Despite state legislative efforts, elder fraud and financial exploitation continue to be a common crime and form of elder abuse in Connecticut, New York, and all over the country. One recent U.S. Justice Department report notes that about 60% of elders will become a target of elder abuse by an attempted fraud; and about 15% […]

STOPPING ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE

Elder financial abuse can take many different forms. It may involve taking money or property, wrongly procuring power of attorney over one’s affairs, or wrongly influencing another to change their will or estate plan. In all cases, elder financial abuse involves one using deceit, coercion, or some kind of scam for personal financial gain. Recognizing […]

Caregiver Fatigue Can Lead To Elder Abuse Family Disputes Probate Litigation Or Other Elder Law Issues

If you’re experiencing physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion following long periods of stress from caring for loved one, you may be suffering from caregiver fatigue or burnout. Caregiver fatigue is sometimes also called “vicarious traumatization.” You may not notice that you’re emotionally fatiguing as a caregiver, as it happens gradually over time. One frequent sign […]

The Latest On Princes Estate And Why You Should Have A Will And Estate Plan In New York And Connecticut

The world is still mourning the loss of an incredible and beloved musician and performer who, like many before him, left us well before his time. With the death of a celebrity questions surrounding their estate and beneficiaries inevitably follow. Many are asking those questions as Prince’s estate is reportedly worth close to $300 million […]

Did You Know It Is A Crime To Conceal Or Destroy A Will In Connecticut

Connecticut CT General Statute 53a-131 makes it a crime to unlawfully conceal, hide, suppress, mutilate or destroy a will, or similar type of instrument with the intent to defraud another. In a perfect world, all of us have loving family and friends that would never dream of stealing or perpetrating a fraud upon us. However, […]

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