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Sharon L. Pope

Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri, LLC

Sharon L. Pope

Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri, LLC

Sharon L. Pope

Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri, LLC

Attorney Pope has long been regarded by clients and colleagues alike as one of the finest Elder and Disability Law practitioners in Connecticut. She currently serves on the Executive Committees of the Elder Law Section and the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, and is a member of the CBA Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. She is also the Past-Chair of the Elder Law Section. In 2006, she was awarded the Pro Bono Award by the CBA. Attorney Pope is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys including the Connecticut chapter, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, serving on their CLE Committee, and the Academy of Special Needs Planners, where she is currently a member of the Steering Committee for the ASNP Conference. She has earned her accreditation as a Veteran Affairs Claims Attorney and certification as a Medicare Set-Aside Consultant.

Attorney Pope was appointed Professor Emeritus status at the University of Hartford when she took an early retirement in order to practice law full time. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Michigan's Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Attorney Pope is frequently invited to speak on topics of interest.

Attorney Pope is active in the community and serves as a Director on several non-profit Boards, including the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and she is a Commissioner on Hartford’s Grandparents raising Grandkids Commission. She also serves on the Ethics Committee for New England Home Care, and on the Public Policy Committee for the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter.

Firm Description

We’re Here to Help You Protect All That You’ve Worked For

Families change. And when change comes, you want to make sure you and your family’s future will be protected. You want to know that you did all you could do.

CzepigaDalyPope will help you do just that. And we will help you reduce the stress that accompanies the financial and medical care challenges that come with change.

Estate Planning

We’ll help you preserve your wealth. And help you put together the documents needed to do so, including your Will, power of attorney and healthcare directive.

Elder Law…

If you’re a senior, we’ll help protect you and your money. We’ll help you get Medicaid benefits, offer guidance if you or a loved one needs nursing home care and advise you about housing options. We’ll even fight for you if you feel you’re being exploited or abused.

Probate and Estate Administration…

If you’re loved one has passed, we will make sure that their wishes are carried out the way they had intended.

Special Needs Planning…

If you are a person with special needs or have a child with special needs, we’ll help you to maintain public benefits and create a financial plan that will create a secure future.

Let’s face it, life is complicated. We understand what’s at stake. And we are well aware of all the details that can bog you down.

That’s why we have dedicated ourselves to preserving your well-being as well as your assets.

We don’t just draft your documents. We will help you with healthcare-related decisions, advocacy services, housing matters, Social Security advice, tax planning, insurance and a whole lot more.

Doesn’t sound like a typical law firm, right? We’re anything but.

Don’t wait for a crisis to hit. Call us today.

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1330 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT 06074

15 Massirio Drive
Berlin, CT 06037

237 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06089

15 S. Main Street
New Milford, CT 06776

145 Durham Rd Unit 9
Madison, CT 06443

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Medicaid 101
What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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Medicaid’s Eligibility and Transfer Rules

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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Medicaid’s Eligibility and Transfer Rules

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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Medicaid Planning Strategies

Careful planning for potentially devastating long-term care costs can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children.

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Estate Recovery: Can Medicaid Take My House After I’m Gone?

If steps aren't taken to protect the Medicaid recipient's house from the state’s attempts to recover benefits paid, the house may need to be sold.

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Help Qualifying and Paying for Medicaid, Or Avoiding Nursing Home Care

There are ways to handle excess income or assets and still qualify for Medicaid long-term care, and programs that deliver care at home rather than in a nursing home.

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Are Adult Children Responsible for Their Parents’ Care?

Most states have laws on the books making adult children responsible if their parents can't afford to take care of themselves.

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Applying for Medicaid

Applying for Medicaid is a highly technical and complex process, and bad advice can actually make it more difficult to qualify for benefits.

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Alternatives to Medicaid

Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. For those who can afford it and who can qualify for coverage, long-term care insurance is the best alternative to Medicaid.

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ElderLaw 101
Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Medicare

Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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Retirement Planning

We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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Senior Living

Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Special Needs Planning

Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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Veterans Benefits

Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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