By David C. Minicozzi, Attorney at Law (Branford, CT)

A “Living Will” is an advance directive that allows removal from life support if you are found to suffer from a “terminal condition” and to be “permanently unconscious.” Connecticut law discusses at least three types of advance directives in this area. Each one is a bit different from the other two. They are not “one size fits all.” The proper advance directive should depend on whether you want to: simply choose a person to make health care decisions for you, give that person the additional power to make end-of-life decisions, name a Conservator to make health, financial and other decisions if you are incapacitated but not terminal and unconscious, and/or make anatomical gifts. These choices have legal consequences. They should be carefully considered and discussed with an attorney to be sure they fit your circumstances, that the documents are properly written, and that they are properly signed, witnessed and acknowledged. The time to find out you made the wrong choice, or that the documents were improperly drafted, is not when you are in the hospital.

In today’s world, an unfortunate trend exists to discount the use of an attorney in certain type of situations. People are told “oh, it’s just a simple transaction,” or “anyone can write that,” or my favorite, “you can save time and money by having a notary or a paralegal do it, or even do it yourself.” Maybe. But by the time you find out a mistake was made it may be too late.

Don’t let that happen to you. Call The Law Office of David C. Minicozzi 203-483-7069 or 203-804-0841 to schedule a consultation today.

Facing Divorce

By David C. Minicozzi, Attorney at Law (Branford, CT)

Unfortunately, divorce is a common occurrence. According to the American Psychological Association, 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the U.S. will face divorce.

Having spent the past 29 years as an attorney on both sides of divorce proceedings, I can tell you, it is never an easy process. However, there are some things you can do to make sure you don’t make some of the common mistakes.

As Catherine Shananan, co-founder of Divorce U Solutions, explains, “For the most part, the common divorce regrets divorcees end up having are avoidable when given the right information on how to navigate this life-changing process.”

Check out her article “4 Common Divorce Regrets – and How to Avoid Them”, then contact the Law Office of David Minicozzi 203-483-7069 to set up a consultation today.

Real Estate Transactions: Contract to Closing

“I frequently refer David Minicozzi because he tells his clients what to expect in a forthright manner. Attorney Minicozzi’s clients are thoroughly informed of the real estate process from contract to closing.” — Irene, Realtor

Let Attorney Minicozzi help you with your real estate transactions: purchases, sales, refinances, residential and commercial, and reverse mortgages. Call the Law Office of David C. Minicozzi 203-483-7069 or 203-804-0841 to schedule a consultation today.

Celebrating 30th Year in Practice

Branford Attorney David Minicozzi has been practicing law since 1988 and began his own practice in 1994. Today, the Law Office of David C. Minicozzi offers assistance with personal injury, real estate, family law, wills and probate, criminal and civil matters.

Attorney Minicozzi received his B.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut, and earned his degree in Law from Western New England University School of Law in Massachusetts. He is a member of the New Haven County Bar Association, and a Certified Divorce Mediator.

Dave is an affiliate sponsor of the New Haven-Middlesex Association of Realtors. He actively supports the community through involvement in the East Haven Chamber of Commerce, the Branford Lions Club, the Branford Green Committee, the Widow’s Son Masonic Lodge #66 A.F. & A.M., and St. John Bosco Parish in Branford. He was twice honored as a Branford Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, and received the New Haven Lions Club Knight of the Blind Award and the Melvin Jones Award. Dave has been a shoreline resident since 1974 and lives with his wife Joann in Branford.

“From the beginning, my goal has been to provide personal service to each and every client. I strive to be accessible, affordable and efficient in the delivery of quality legal services.”

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