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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 over 35 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
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  • 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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U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Law Offices of Steven M. Basche, LLC
- Current
Partner
Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP
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Partner
Hassett & Geoge, PC
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Principal
Law Offices of Steven M. Basche, LLC
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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. (1986) | Law
with honors, Moot Court Board
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University of Connecticut
B.A. (1983) | Political Science
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale Hubbell
2012-2023
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Professional Associations
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
Current
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Manchester Bar Association
Member
Current
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Connecticut Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning 101, Connecticut Education Association Summer Conference, Mohegan Sun
How can owners keep what they have earned, Exit Planning Exchange, XPX Hartford, Hartford CT
The Importance of Special Needs Trusts, Parent Partnership, Adelbrook, Cromwell, Connecticut
Planning Ahead: Are You Taking the Right Steps to Secure Your Retirement?, Estate Planning for Solo Practitioners
Estate Planning Basics, CEA Summer Conference, Mohegan Sun
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
41 Questions Answered
Q. I'm one of 4 kids. My mothers estate has already been settled. Only I want to file wrongful death. Would only I benefit?
A: Any recovery for wrongful death would be paid to the estate and would be divided up either according to the will or the laws of intestacy, not to you as the person who wanted to bring the action. The action would need to be brought by the executor or administrator.
Q. Which state to file probate case in?
A: Based on the information you provided, you would be better off filing in Connecticut. It sounds to me that he was a resident of Connecticut, and was only temporarily in Massachusetts. Also, because he has assets in Connecticut, the Connecticut probate court, would certainly have jurisdiction.
Q. We cannot find a copy of my father’s will and are unsure what law firm he used to draft it. Is there a way to find out?
A: Unfortunately, there is no central registry for wills. often attorneys will post on the Connecticut Bar Association, listserv asking if anyone has the will for a particular individual. Keep in mind that if you are unable to locate, the will, the Connecticut intestacy statute may provide for the same disposition as your father intended.
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Contact & Map
Law Offices of Steven M. Basche, LLC
West Hartford Office
433 S. Main St., Suite 319
West Hartford, CT 06110
Telephone: (860) 368-0414
Cell: (860) 920-5644
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 2 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Evening and weekend appointments available.
Law Offices of Steven M. Basche, LLC
Glastonbury Office
2389 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Telephone: (860) 920-5644
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 2 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Evening and weekend appointments available.
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