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PURCHASING OR SELLING A HOUSE IN CONNECTICUT – Part 2: Important Provisions in your Offer and Contract

As explained in Part 1, an offer to purchase real estate is often made on a contract form, with much of the standard ‘boilerplate’ contract language already completed. However, there are certain provisions that are unique to each transaction. In most of Connecticut outside of Fairfield County, a real estate agent assists the buyer in… Read More »

SPLIT SUPREME COURT HANDS PUBLIC SECTOR LABOR UNIONS MAJOR VICTORY

Public sector labor unions were handed a big win by the U.S. Supreme Court last month. Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association involved the issue of whether public sector unions could collect fees from workers who chose not to join the union and did not want to pay for the union’s collective bargaining activities. The rationale… Read More »

SHOULD I TRANSFER MY HOUSE TO MY KIDS?

This question, in its various forms, is a regular question amongst most elderly people. The question is short and straight forward. The preparation of the deed (Quitclaim Deed) is easy and fairly inexpensive. Not discussing the potential implications of such a simple transaction with an attorney prior to transferring the property may be the most… Read More »

SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE

The advent of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, has blurred the sometimes tenuous line between employees’ professional and private lives. Employers are still trying to figure out how to deal with their employees’ use of social media, both when their social media posts mention or relate to their employment and when they… Read More »

PURCHASING OR SELLING A HOUSE IN CT – Part 1: Overview of Offer

Buying or selling a home is usually the single largest transaction a person will make, and a consumer should be informed and educated about the process.  There are many professionals involved in each real estate closing, including the real estate agent, the loan officer or mortgage broker, the inspector and the closing attorney, among others. … Read More »

INJURED BY A DRUNK DRIVER? DRAM.

Many states, including Connecticut have enacted so called Dram Shop Laws. A Dram Shop is an establishment that sells liquor for consumption on the premises, such as a bar or restaurant. The Dram Shop Laws are designed to provide monetary recovery for those injured as a result of the actions of intoxicated individuals if those… Read More »

WHY YOU NEED RENTER’S INSURANCE

How-Much-Apartment-Can-You-Afford Many of you either currently rent, or will rent property, at some point during your lifetime.  One consideration often overlooked by someone who rents is renter’s insurance.  Many times, people will overlook renter’s insurance because they either do not consider their personal property to have much value, or they feel that it is simply… Read More »

WHY YOU NEED A WILL

Attorneys are often asked by clients if they need a Last Will and Testament, even when all their assets are owned in survivorship with another or have a designated beneficiary who will receive the assets upon the death of the owner. There are good reasons to have a Will as discussed below. The only assets… Read More »

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