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Jeffrey S. Rivard

Counsel
jeff@ctseniorlaw.com
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Phone: (860) 236-7673

15 Massirio Dr
Berlin, Connecticut 06037

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)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • New York
Membership & Affiliations
  • 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
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Client Reviews
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“I cannot find the words to thank all of you properly for your hard work and perseverance. It is a great relief to have gotten a just and proper ruling from the court. All of you have shown great professionalism and concern for the issues I brought before you.” J.G., Greensboro, GA
★★★★★
“All dealings have been excellent. Very professional organization. Great explanations of our options related to preparing a will. Clear, concise, great guidance and not trying to "sell us" on something we do not need. Administrative folks were super. All of our related paperwork was clearly tagged with what we needed to provide/sign/read /etc. Made things easy. Nice work.” L.G., Berlin, CT
★★★★★
“We loved working with your firm and really trust the advice. You have a well-deserved reputation and it was nice to check off a number of things that had been on our To-Do list. Although it's hard to make the time to take care of some of these matters, it is a great relief when you do so. I would definitely recommend your firm to anyone in need of the services that you provide.” L.M., Simsbury, CT
★★★★★
Everyone at the firm were consummate professionals. We felt completely comfortable with their guidance and were impressed by their compassion and commitment to us. R.H., Canton, CT
★★★★★
The attorney who served us was kind, thorough, and very responsive. He pointed out some issues in my mother's documents that could have been problematic down the road. After my mother passed, everything was as seamless as possible - a true gift at a time when life and death decisions were being made and emotions were overwhelming. J.B., Cromwell, CT
★★★★★
Great service, was on top of everything. I'm glad they were there to help us though a tough time. J.M., Farmington, CT
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