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Matthew A. Wiley

Matthew A. Wiley

Wiley Etter, LLC - Estate and Business Planning (Wills, Trusts, Probate)
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  • Connecticut, Florida, New York
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Bryan Matthew Etter
Reviewed by Bryan Matthew Etter September 30, 2019
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Attorney Wiley is the standard that all attorneys who run a private transactional practice should strive to hit. His grasp on legal concepts is top notch, but the way he prioritizes communication and client service is what truly sets him apart. Attorney Wiley will turn over every stone to generate the best possible outcomes for his clients, and truly cares about them in the process. I would trust him with any matter related to Estate Planning, Business Planning or Probate without reservation.
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Attorney Wiley worked extensively throughout his undergraduate and law school years in the financial services industry. During the course of this period he spent several years working with Northwestern Mutual in Philadelphia, PA and Hamden, CT. Ultimately he served as investment coordinator for a top ranked Certified Financial Planner, before transitioning his planning experience into the legal arena.

Accepting an opportunity with Withers Bergman LLP, Attorney Wiley cultivated his now thriving passion for creating expertly crafted custom estate planning documents. After passing the bar in 2009, Attorney Wiley practiced under the tutelage of Attorney Suzann Beckett at the Estate Planning Law Center, LLC. Attorney Wiley has rapidly emerged as one of the top young attorneys in the industry, starting his own firm in 2012 focusing their areas of practice in Estate, Business, Tax, and Wealth planning. Under his leadership the firm continues to grow and thrive.

Attorney Wiley believes in two fundamental principles, Estate and Financial Planning should be simple and focused on the client’s needs. He therefore works tirelessly with a team of Advisors, Accountants, and other Professionals to ensure that his clients’ needs come first… Always.

Periodically he conducts workshops on a variety of topics to financial advisors (CE Credit), accountants (CPE credit) and the general public.

Attorney Wiley lives in Trumbull, Connecticut with his wife Amy, their son Luke, his daughter Brynn (who he helped deliver in their home) and their one Sphynx cats. His hobbies include hiking, cooking and adventure blogging.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Real Estate Law
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New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
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Wiley Etter, LLC
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Wiley Etter, LLC is focused on providing high quality estate planning services. We utilize a variety of practice areas to ensure our clients are always prepared and two steps ahead. Key practice areas and speaking topics include: Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, IRA Trusts, Business Planning, Elder Law, Irrevocable Trusts, and Probate. The fundamental pillar of Wiley Etter, LLC is that the client absolutely must come first. We will tailor a solution to your family's specific needs on your terms. Estate Planning should be convenient and it is our goal to make the process simple and stress free. Estate Planning done your way.
Wiley Law, LLC
Estate Planning Law Center, LLC
Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D. (2009)
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Drexel University
B.S. (2006) | Management Information Systems and International Business
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association  # 795057
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Florida State Bar Association
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Wealth Counsel
Connecticut Forum Leader
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Articles & Publications
The Increasing Need for Special Needs Planning
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Clinging to Gold Retaining Key Employees
Guardian Angel Trusts , Wiley Etter Guardian Angel Trust Seminar , 97 Washington Suite 2 North Haven, CT 06473
On Target, Working with Estate Planners to Protect Your Clients , NAIFA CT ANNUAL CAREER CONFERENCE ,
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29 Questions Answered

Q. how does one apply to get to be a executor of the estate of their spouse so that they can get bank accounts in
A: You file an application with the probate court in the state of domicile. There are a few different forms that may need to be filed depending on your circumstances. Also some assets may have a beneficiary already listed, or may be jointly held. In those cases you need to file forms with the institution. These forms vary widely. It can be a very confusing and drawn out process. Many prefer to have a lawyer assist. Feel free to give me a call for a no charge detailed review of your options.
Q. Ex wife died intestate .divorced .on title and deed it says survivorship.can i file bankruptcy on my behalf?what happens
A: There are not quite enough facts to answer this question. There are enough facts to let you know that you should reach out to a lawyer. These types of things can be a bit more complicated than a message board can fully explain.
Q. Thereare 3 witnesses on my will, incl my wife who’d get everything. Since CT only requires 2 witnesses,is my will valid?
A: Probably yes. There are a few other factors that may matter but having three witnesses means its valid even if one is disqualified. Hope this helps.
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North Haven Office
97 Washington Ave. Ste. 2
North Haven, CT 06473
Telephone: (203) 951-1222
Fax: (203) 889-0193
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