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Fiduciary’s Right to Self-Representation: Attorneys who find themselves acting as estate fiduciaries should be mindful of the advocate-witness rule and, if litigation ensues, must assess whose interests are at stake before they (or their firms) continue representation.

Fiduciary’s Right to Self-Representation October 10, 2007 Barbara L. MacGrady & Peter C. Valente New York Law Journal In a case of first impression, Surrogate Lee L. Holzman (Bronx County) recently ruled that a fiduciary of an estate does not … Continue reading

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Connecticut: AudioGate — CT Judicial Branch has even fought against providing these services to individuals making an administrative request for audio through the Americans with Disabilities Act “…..and, ultimately reduce the time it takes to produce a transcript….”

  Dan Lynch appears as guest on ‘Summary Judgment’ with hosts Atty. Rachel M. Baird (left) and Ed Peruta It seems that the Branch made their pitch, convinced lawmakers to vote for increased fees based on a promised delivery of … Continue reading

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Connecticut: Trumbull man to sue state for attorney, judicial misconduct, he is seeking in excess of $55 million in damages

Divorce has cost Trumbull resident Dan Lynch a lot more than a life partner — it has cost him his business, his physical and mental health, and his faith in the judicial system. Perhaps most important, the legal situation cost … Continue reading

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Connecticut: Stamford attorney accused of stealing from client’s estate. “He also did not comply with several probate orders…”

Morris Glucksman, 68, surrenders his law license on Tuesday amid accusations he stole nearly $60,000 from an estate of a woman and her son. Photo: Stamford Police Department / Contributed Photo / Stamford Advocate Contributed Morris Glucksman, 68, surrenders his … Continue reading

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Connecticut: Former Attorney Avoids Prison “I told the probate court something was wrong and the court ignored me.”

Former Attorney Avoids Prison in Larceny Case Involving Disabled Client John Fritz told a judge recently that his former attorney’s theft of his money left him severely depressed, nervous, angry and distrustful of lawyers, the courts and people in general. … Continue reading

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Connecticut Citizens Need to Learn Probate Reform From Colorado Reform Efforts

The Har Company, L.L.C., is a private consulting firm dedicated to empowering families in probate courts. Colorado and the Pro Se Litigant-References verified per Code, Case, and Constitution, Article 2: Constitution Article 2 section 6 “Courts of justice shall be open … Continue reading

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“deducted $7 million in legal fees.” – Local case could change Connecticut’s attorney disciplinary system – a jury awarded $58.6 million — the largest medical malpractice award in Connecticut history — to Danny

A Wilton 12-year-old named Danny finds himself in the middle of an attorney misconduct controversy that has the potential to change Connecticut’s attorney disciplinary system. The case involves millions of dollars and “some of the best-known and well-connected attorneys in … Continue reading

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Connecticut Probate: Partners Report Lawyer to Conn. Officials, Allege $3 Million Theft From Client’s Estate

Partners Report Lawyer to Conn. Overall, it alleges Barry as fiduciary issued his firm fees in excess of $3 million in connection with the representation of Wilens. State attorney disciplinary officials are seeking an interim suspension for a Southbury attorney, claiming … Continue reading

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Connecticut is now the most expensive place to die: Probate fees on settling estates — a legal process that determines the authenticity of wills and the administering of a deceased’s assets — have risen, resulting in invoices that could top $100,000 or even $1 million.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUvtxotvobmNahE0rfxXrQ RED FLAGS TO FAMILIES IN PROBATE– YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THE LAWYER and JUDGE “SCHEMES” or the “enterprise of probate” HAR Justice suggests that beneficiaries pay attention to the red flags that attorneys use to unnecessarily liquidate estate assets and … Continue reading

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Connecticut: Woodbury attorney accused of stealing $1.8 million from woman’s estate

A Woodbury man is facing federal theft charges after officials say he stole $1.8 million, most of which was slated for charity, from the estate of an Oxford woman Peter M. Clark, 57, was arrested Thursday, according to a release … Continue reading

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