Jeffrey S. RivardCounsel
Attorney Jeff Rivard is enthusiastic about meeting new people and is interested to learn all he can about you and your situation. And we are confident that once you get to know Jeff, that you will discover he is precisely the type of person you are looking to for guidance on your estate planning needs.
Among his estate and long-term care planning skills, are helping you create plans for a solid, secure future that ultimately give you peace of mind. Jeff also heads up our Estate Administration department and can help provide you the care and confidence (especially during this difficult time) with the probate process and administering your loved one’s estate.
When it comes to working with you, Jeff naturally goes the extra mile--literally. Once, on a Saturday, he drove a great distance to the home of a terminally ill client to help her make changes to her estate plan to protect cherished real estate. The client passed away a few days later, with her wishes set in place.
Another time, Jeff uncovered a $15,000 life insurance policy that a departed client’s family didn’t know existed.
An accomplished public speaker, Jeff shares his knowledge and experience in the elder law field with many professional, civil, and non-profit organizations.
Jeff met his wife on a blind date on a train to Salem, MA on Friday the 13th. Some say she bewitched him. They have two children and two rescue dogs. He’s active in the community and with his family as a Cub Scout Den Leader and a coach for Avon Little League. Jeff’s been to 40 of the 50 states in the US and “is bound and determined to check those other 10 states off of his bucket list.”Education
- University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 2006)
- Tufts University (B.A., 1996)
- New York
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- Connecticut Bar Association - Elder Law Section
- Connecticut Bar Association - Estate and Probate Section
- Connecticut Bar Association - Business Law Section
- Farmington Rotary Club - President Elect
- Troop 68, Farmington, CT - Assistant Scoutmaster