Erin O. Duques
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
  • Connecticut
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Knowledge. Experience. Someone who can translate complex information into plain English. That’s what you expect from your attorney.

Enter Erin. She’s like your reliable advocate-daughter whom you can always count on. Or your smart and savvy sister or friend who knows precisely what you need. She will give you the wise and compassionate advice to help you achieve your goals. When you meet with her you’ll quickly see that what she accomplishes for you is much more than simply drafting legal documents.

Under Erin’s kind and gentle demeanor is an experienced attorney who will take great strides to understand your family and financial situation as well as your objectives. After all, your plan must be tailored to meet your specific circumstances, and your personal wishes.

Who should you choose to serve as trustee? Who is the right person to make financial or healthcare decisions for you? How can you leave money to a beneficiary with creditor or other issues? Erin will take the time to guide you.

She has the experience to effectively address a myriad of estate planning needs that you may have, including:

-Minimizing federal and state estate tax exposure
-Protecting assets in the event long term care is needed in the future
-Ensuring that assets left to a beneficiary will be protected from potential divorce or creditor issues

Erin can help you understand and navigate the ever-complex world of Medicaid eligibility. She can also assist with protecting assets, both well in advance of and when faced with the imminent need for long term care.

Families of individuals with special needs appreciate Erin’s knowledge of federal and Connecticut public benefit programs as well as her track record working with and advocating for individuals with disabilities. She has experience in creating special needs trusts to preserve assets so an individual can maintain his or her quality of life.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Medicaid and Public Benefits assessment and counsel
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC
- Current
Sullivan, Griffith & Beatty, LLP
Estate Planning, special needs planning and elder law matters.
Director of Operations
Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center
Director of Advocacy Services
Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center
Law Offices of Jennifer Laviano
General Counsel
Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Dean's Scholar
Activities: Mock Trial Society Published in Quinnipiac University Probate Law Journal
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst
B.B.A. (1998) | Business Administration - Marketing
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Professional Associations
SARAH Foundation
Board Member
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Mitchell College
Former Trustee
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Vista Life Innovations
Former General Counsel
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Connecticut State Bar
Member, Elder Law and Trusts and Probate Sections
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Town of Madison, Affordable Housing Committee
- Current
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Town of Madison
Board of Selectmen
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Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning Series, Essex Public Library Series, Webinar
Essex Public Library
Covered multiple topics (long-term care, estate planning, uniform trust code, etc) over multiple sessions.
What the Heck is a Trust?, Guilford Senior Center, Webinar
Guilford Senior Center
Special Needs Planning, Madison Public Schools, Madison Public Schools
Madison Public Schools
Estate Administration, Guilford Senior Center, Guilford Senior Center
Guilford Senior Center
Websites & Blogs
Erin O. Duques Website Profile
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC Website
Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog
Contact & Map
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC
Madison Office
145 Durham Rd
Unit 9
Madison, CT 06443
Telephone: (860) 236-7673