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 June 17, 2015, Jack Reardon will appear as an expert to address the growing concerns of financial exploitation of our senior citizens.  Film short "Last Will and Embezzlement" starring Mickey Rooney, followed by Q & A.  6:00 pm  Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT.  FREE  

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.

CT NAELA endorses fixing Connecticut's House Bill 5806 regarding Community Spouse laws.  http://www.nhregister.com/opinion/20150601/forum-connecticut-should-help-community-spouses-sta

  • 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

  • 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

  • We work with Joe Cipparone because he listens, educates and uses his extensive expertise to provide options to meet our needs. Over the years, Joe has helped us with our wills, powers of attorney and estate planning, and made us feel confident that we have planned for our future.

    Carole Eckart and Carl Nawrocki
    Salem, CT

  • I can't say enough about working with Joe Cipparone and his paralegal, Debbie Ruttkamp. They are intelligent, clear, professional and a pleasure to work with. Working with someone who is so organized was a key to ensure that I could meet our estate planning goals (Wills, POA, Trust, etc.) and settle my mother’s estate without affecting my busy schedule. I think of Joe as more than a lawyer but a friend and confidant as well. Joe and Debbie care about their clients and have their best interest in mind.

    Thomas Bower
    Norwich, CT

  • 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