Taking the Mystery Out of Trusts

Primary tabs

Program Type:


Age Group:

Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

Event Details

A trust can be the centerpiece of a complete estate plan.  However, most people find the subject of trusts confusing and even intimidating.  There is an erroneous belief that trusts should only be used by the wealthy.

Join us as Judge Domenick Calabrese draws on his 20 years as a Connecticut Probate Judge and 26 years as a trusts and estates attorney to shed light on basic but important trust concepts.  Subjects covered include how a trust works; the use of trusts for incapacity planning; trusts versus wills; trusts in estate plans; the importance of funding trusts (it’s not as difficult as it sounds); asset protection with trusts; and preserving family wealth.  Judge Calabrese will explain trusts in plain English and will take questions from the audience.

Judge Calabrese has been a Connecticut probate judge since 2003.  He is currently judge of the Region 22 Probate District in Southbury encompassing 7 towns and is one of the largest Probate courts in Connecticut. He is a founding judge of the Waterbury Regional Children’s Probate Court.  He has made hundreds of presentations on probate and estate planning to both the general public and professional audiences, including the Connecticut Society of CPAs, Connecticut Probate Assembly, Connecticut Bar Association, and the University of Connecticut Income Tax School.  His articles have been published in the Town Times Newspaper in Watertown, Connecticut.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required.   For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at rrandall@biblio.org or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.




The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.