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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 Wiley, Etter, Doyon, LLC. She is admitted to the Connecticut and New Jersey Bar. Nicole worked at Floman DePaola, LLC for 5 years prior to the firm's merger with Wiley, Etter, Doyon, LLC in 2021. Nicole attended Quinnipiac University School of Law where she graduated with honors in the Family Law concentration. While at Quinnipiac, Nicole worked in the New Haven Superior Court through the Sappern Fellowship Program providing assistance to pro-se parties filing temporary restraining orders and divorce paperwork. She also worked in the New Haven Probate Court drafting judicial opinions for Judge John Keyes, one of which was later published in the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal.

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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Articles & Publications
In Re Estate of Lipsher
Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal
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Excellence in Clinical Work
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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.
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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.
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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