The Legal Needs of People Over 50. That’s Our Focus.

If you have questions about a long-term care strategy, Medicaid eligibility, Wills and end-of-life decisions, or settling your parents’ estate, we’re your resource in Eastern Connecticut.

You can rely on us to treat you with respect, listen carefully, and provide clear, practical answers to the questions that come up regarding elder issues, estate planning, probate matters, and more.

We’ll guide you as you make important decisions for the future that will affect your home, your savings, your health care, and your business.

We have deep roots in the Eastern Connecticut community. Our firm and its predecessors have been practicing in the New London area since 1986, its members having served on numerous community and civic board and committees for many years.

Whether you’re thinking about an estate plan, dealing with probate matters, or puzzling over Medicaid requirements, we can help.

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Firm News & Events

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 10:00 am, Joe Cipparone will give a talk at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme entitled "Ten Mistakes to Avoid in Estate Planning." The talk is part of the After-Church Sessions in the Sheffield Auditorium of the Church. The talk is FREE and open to the public. The Church is located at 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT. For more information, call the Church at 860-434-8686 or visit their website at www.fccol.org.

On November 13, 2014, 7 p.m. at the Salem Free Library, Attorney John Zaccaro will give the final talk in the Elder Solutions Series entitled “Downsizing Decisions in the Aging Process.” Attorney Zaccaro will discuss moving in with the kids including creating an in-law apartment, buying a new place with your child, moving to Florida, moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community or an Assisted Living Facility, moving from your house to a condominium, and the Income & Estate Tax Consequences of moving. Space is limited to 40 attendees so make your reservation today by calling 860-442-0150 or sending an e-mail to attorneys@261law.com. The Series is co-sponsored by the Friends of Salem Free Library which receives no remuneration for its co-sponsorship.

On October 16, 2014, 7 p.m., at the Salem Free Library, Attorney Jack Reardon will give the second talk in the Elder Solutions Series entitled “Financial Considerations in Staying at Home.” Attorney Reardon’s talk will focus on ways to make home care affordable. He will discuss the Medicare home care program, Medicaid home care program, State-Funded Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders, Qualified Medicare Beneficiary program, Veterans aid & attendance benefits, Caregiver Agreements, and Reverse Mortgages. Space is limited to 40 attendees so make your reservation today by calling 860-442-0150 or sending an e-mail to attorneys@261law.com. The Series is co-sponsored by the Friends of Salem Free Library which receives no remuneration for its co-sponsorship.

  • Joe Cipparone is an exceptionally caring and competent attorney. He has guided my personal and legal matters since 2005. Joe helped me with the settlement of my husband's estate and the creation of an estate plan for myself and my family's future. In addition, I have trusted Joe to manage my financial affairs including investments and my children's college planning. He has also advocated with state agencies on legal matters concerning my developmentally disabled son and created a trust for his future. I know Joe truly cares about me and my family. He has my utmost respect and confidence.

    Juliette Evans Case
    Old Lyme, CT

  • It's vitally important that clients not only concern themselves with the accumulation of wealth, but also give equal attention to the distribution of their accumulated wealth when the time comes. Joe not only helped me with plans for the distribution of my estate between my family members and my chosen charitable organizations, but was sensitive to the tax implications of my decisions and multi-generational safeguards. He also made sure that I was covered by other documents, such as Power of Attorney, Living Will and healthcare proxy. He made the process as transparent and stress-free as possible, and I feel confident in the decisions I have made. I would recommend that all conscientious people protect themselves and their assets as I have, and that they work with an estate planner as knowledgeable and reassuring as Joe Cipparone.

    Joann Silverberg
    Norwich, CT

  • Attorney Cipparone recently helped my husband and me to prepare an estate plan.  We knew we had to do this but had put it off for a very long time because it seemed like such a daunting task.  Joe showed a keen interest in our family needs and keeping our family finances on track.  He answered all of our questions and made the process generally stress-free!  We are very grateful.  He has our utmost respect, so we refer others to him.

    Marianne Kennedy, Ph.D.

  • We chose Cipparone & Zaccaro for our estate planning needs because of the excellent job that Jack Reardon did in preparing all of the paperwork for the wills, powers of attorney, etc. for my wife's parents.  When the time came for us to use the forms that Jack had prepared for her parents, it made the process so much easier because of Jack's knowledge and expertise in the field of elder law.  This was especially important in dealing with the Veterans Association.  Dealing with the government can be quite difficult at best and Jack's knowledge of what would be needed made the process painless and hassle free.

    Lee Wilmonen

  • Jack Reardon, of Cipparone & Zaccaro, prepared all documents necessary for my approaching elder years. His professional manner and handling of my wishes were very evident in writing my will. His advice for other documentation including a Health Directive and Power of Attorney were most appreciated. All these documents were presented to me promptly and accurately. I felt comfortable and confident that my goals were met and I would recommend Jack Reardon to my friends wholeheartedly.

    Dixie Allen
    Old Lyme, CT