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Steven Basche

Steven Basche

I help you preserve your assets and protect your beneficiaries.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law ...
  • Connecticut
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Biography

Estate planning is not just for millionaires. You may not think you have an estate, let alone any need for a plan, but if you have children, if you have things of value, if you own a home, you need an estate plan. An estate plan ensures that you decide who gets your hard earned assets, whatever their size or value-- not the government. Without an estate plan, your wealth, your estate will pass according to the state intestacy statute. Don't you want to decide to whom and when your assets should be distributed and not a probate court?

Estate is planning how you direct to whom your property will be distributed and who will care for your minor children. Estate planning helps reduce tax liabilities, court costs, and attorneys' fees, and can minimize disputes after your death the loss of family members. We can also design your estate plan to deal with your possible future mental or physical incapacity, either through a trust or a durable power of attorney.

In addition, we can guide you through many situations that come up in everyday life that have a legal angle. Whether you are buying or selling a home, starting, buying or selling a business, switching jobs and need a severance or non-compete agreement reviewed, dealing with a minor criminal mater or have been injured in a car accident, you should have a lawyer you can turn to for advice. If we don't have the expertise to help you, we will find someone who does. The bottom line is that we want to be your lawyer.

You have a family doctor (now they call them primary care physicians); you should have a family lawyer. If you want the benefit of a lawyer with a combination of 34 years of far reaching experience, offering values-based, parent-centered estate planning, and a passion for helping clients, call or email Steve today.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • FreeConferenceCall
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WhatsApp
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Major Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Are available
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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2nd Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Hassett & Geoge, PC
- Current
Principal
Law Offices of Steven M. Basche, LLC
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Of Counsel
Sabia, Taiman
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Partner
Jacobs, Walker, Rice & Basche, LLC
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Associate
Cohn & Birnbaum
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Associate
Schatz & Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin
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Education
University of Connecticut School of Law
J.D
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Awards
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
AV rated since 2012
Professional Associations
Connecticut Bar Association
Member
- Current
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NAELA
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
4 questions single parents should ask about their estate plans
LinkedIn
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning 101, Summer Conference, Mohegan Sun
Connecticut Education Association
Basic estate planning for Teachers
How can owners keep what they have earned., Exit Planning Exchange (XPX), Hartford CT
XPX Hartford
The Importance of Special Needs Trusts, Parent Partnership, Cromwell, Connecticut
Adelbrook
Educational presentation to parents of kids with special needs on the purposes of Special Needs Trust.
Estate Planning Basics, CEA Summer Conference, Mohegan Sun
CEA
Legal Answers
28 Questions Answered
Q. Can items like a laptop and cell phone count as Medicaid spend down for a parent being admitted to a nursing home in CT?
A: Yes, those items can be purchased as part of the spend down.
Q. I have filled out a statutory short form power of attorney in Ct. Is this legal and binding?
A: You should be all set. Just make sure you understand that the initial powers, usually on the first page, are all included unless you cross them out, but the optional estate planning powers are not included unless you initial next to them to add them in.
Q. Is an estate still obligated to pay bills that were received after the hearing to settle it?
A: In Connecticut, if a claim is not presented to the fiduciary within 150 days from the date of the fiduciary's appointment, the fiduciary is not personally chargeable for any assets (i) paid in satisfaction of any lawful claims, expenses or taxes, or (ii) distributed to any beneficiaries, provided such payments and distributions were made in good faith (i.e., the fiduciary had no knowledge of unfiled claims) before such late-filed claim was presented. That being said, the estate assets distributed to the beneficiaries are deemed available for the payment of any such claim until the applicable statute of limitations has expired. I have never actually seen a case where a creditor who filed a late claim actually pursued the beneficiaries after assets were distributed. Depending on the size of the claims, you may want to consult an attorney about whether to take any other steps to protect you.
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Contact & Map
Glastonbury Office
628 Hebron Ave.
Suite 212
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Telephone: (860) 368-1414
Fax: (860) 651-1888
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Evening and weekend appointments available.
Simsbury Office
945 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
Telephone: (860) 368-0414
Fax: (860) 651-1888
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 2 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Home Office
West Hartford , CT, USA
Telephone: (860) 368-0414
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