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Nicole M. Camporeale

Nicole M. Camporeale

Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate Attorney
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Connecticut, New Jersey
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Nicole M. Camporeale is an attorney practicing with Hoekenga, Machado & Lyon, LLC. She is admitted to the Connecticut and New Jersey Bar. Nicole attended Quinnipiac University School of Law where she graduated with honors in the Family Law concentration.

From Nicole: If you need an attorney who will provide you with plain English explanations, respond to your emails and phone calls in a timely manner, and provide the legal counsel and guidance your family needs to accomplish their goals, please reach out to me. I would love to create an estate plan that is unique to you and your family that is effective in accomplishing your goals for your finances, family and future.

In addition to estate planning, I work closely with families in need of immediate guidance with regard to planning for long term care. I often work with children who are in the position to make impactful decision for their parents and need guidance to ensure they are moving in the right direction. Whether that means using assets in the best way to pay for care, or spending down and strategizing for a Medicaid application. I also take on the burden of filing and managing the Medicaid application process.

Lastly, if a loved one has recently passed away, I can assist you with determining what needs to be done in order to ensure the family can effectively administer the estate with the Probate Court. I would love to be able to make the process easy to understand and take this burden off your shoulders.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or to schedule a meeting to discuss anything from drafting a Will, Trust, or Advanced Directives, to long term care planning and filing a Medicaid (T19) application.

Quinnipiac University School of Law
Honors: Honors in Family Law concentration
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Fairfield University
B.A. | Politics, Italian Studies, Studio Arts
Honors: Deans list, MAAC All Academic Team, Alpha Mu Gamma- Foreign Language Honor Society
Activities: Division 1 Cross Country- Team Captain
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Professional Experience
Law Student Extern
New Haven Probate Court
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Articles & Publications
In Re Estate of Lipsher
Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Newtown Adult Education, Newtown High School
Estate Planning 101 and Long Term Care Planning
Notary Public
State of Connecticut
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Excellence in Clinical Work
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Distinguished Academic Achievement in Trusts and Estates
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Professional Associations
New Haven County Bar Association
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Connecticut Bar Association
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New Jersey
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  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations for Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Residential Real Estate Transaction. Long Term Care Planning/Medicaid consultations are not included in free consultations.
Practice Areas
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can an executor deposit a check made out to a beneficiary into an estate account ?
A: If the check is made out to you individually as the designated beneficiary of the account, it is considered a non-probate asset and therefore does not need to be deposited into the estate bank account, but can pass to you individually. I don't see how it could deposit the check unless you actually endorsed it over to the estate. This response is based purely on the way you posed the fact pattern and could be different upon a more detailed review, so I do want to make that clear. It is often a family issue that money left to one child and not others creates some conflict. Unless there is some evidence that points to the fact that this money should be split equally among all children, I would personally tend to disagree with my colleague's prior response that there is a legal obligation to do so, but that certainly is up for debate! Your mom could have affirmatively named all of her intended beneficiaries as such with this financial institution to prevent this issue. Since she chose only to name you, and therefore the asset does not pass through her probate estate, unless you feel a personal obligation to split it with your siblings (ie. gift them each a share), I would argue you're not legally liable to do so. This may be different if you were a joint owner on the account with mom and are benefiting simply from that convenience of adding one child and not others to the account. I hope this is helpful food-for-thought. ... Read More
Q. I'm the only child&next to kin.My dad is a deceased veteran who had mental illness. Conservator took advantage of him
A: If you have no money to pay an attorney up front, you might want to see if you can find an attorney that believes the case will be successful and may take your case on a contingency basis. If an attorney does not think any money will be recovered, they may not take the case, or may require up front money. If you need legal help for free, your next option is to contact legal services in your area to see if they can assist.
Q. My mother died nearly 24 years ago she is now named in her brother will. I am the only child am I entitled to her share?
A: It definitely depends what the Will itself says. Sometimes a deceased beneficiary's share does pass to his/her children. Other times it can lapse and in effect pass to the remaining named beneficiaries. It truly depends on how the will is worded. When the estate goes through probate you will be notified if you are a beneficiary.
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Hoekenga, Machado & Lyon, LLC
5 Washington Ave, Newtown, CT 06482
5 Washington Ave
Newtown, CT 06482
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