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Wills, Trusts & Probate

Connecticut and New York Attorneys

Rogers & Tartaro, LLP handles estate planning and probate matters for families in New York and Connecticut. We help clients develop plans tailored to their financial needs and personal circumstances.

Why Hire an Attorney?

Although there are no laws that require the assistance of an attorney in estate planning, it is highly recommended that you do.

A "do-it-yourself" will or generic trust may actually be more expensive in the long run than consulting a lawyer. Generic forms often do not address the legal requirements of New York or Connecticut. Generic forms also will not take into account the individual wishes of the drafter. Furthermore, without proper legal assistance, all of the tax benefits of using a trust can be lost.

The lawyers at Rogers & Tartaro, LLP can also assist in creating a plan which will take care of essential affairs in case of disability. Our attorneys can help you define the elements of critical personal medical choices that accompany end-of-life issues.

It takes more than simple drafting for a trust to be effective; it takes an experienced, professional and compassionate attorney.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Taking care of your affairs now ensures that your loved ones are cared for in the manner you wish once you pass.

Ignoring the issue of estate planning will result in an estate being distributed in the manner imposed by law. Without legal planning, you will have no say in how an estate will be distributed or who the administrator will be.

The experienced attorneys at Rogers & Tartaro, LLP can help you direct the passing of your assets at death, name an executor, and keep taxes and expenses to a minimum.

In addition to our probate and estate planning practice, Rogers & Tartaro, LLP handles elder law issues. We manage contested and uncontested guardianships and conservatorships for clients in New York and Connecticut.


Probate is the legal process of proving a will and appointing an executor who is responsible for settling an estate. The experienced attorneys at Rogers & Tartaro, LLP assist clients with Probate and Estate Administration, contested Probate Court (Connecticut) and Surrogate Court (New York) matters. Some issues may include:

  • Wills
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Living trusts
  • Beneficiary designations
  • Powers of attorney
  • Health care proxies and living wills
  • Probate proceedings
  • Intestate administration
  • Accountings
  • Guardianships

Contact Us

With offices in Ridgefield and White Plains, we offer weekend and evening appointments, in addition to our weekly business hours. Contact us today for more information about your probate an estate planning concerns.

Rogers & Tartaro, LLP 

Connecticut Office:

158 Danbury Road, Suite 8
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
Telephone: 203-431-6646
Fax: 203-431-6686
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New York Office:

1025 Westchester Avenue, Suite 402
White Plains, New York 10604
Telephone: 914-682-3390
Fax: 203-431-6686
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At the Ridgefield, CT, and White Plains, NY, law offices of Rogers & Tartaro, we represent clients throughout New York and Connecticut, including Bedford, Goldens Bridge, Katonah, Lewisboro, New York City, Redding, Stamford, Weston, Wilton, Westchester County and Fairfield County.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

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