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Nicole M. Camporeale

Nicole M. Camporeale

  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate...
  • Connecticut, New Jersey
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Nicole M. Camporeale is an attorney practicing with Floman DePaola, LLC, a law firm in Orange, CT. 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. 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.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • 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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New Jersey
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  • English: Spoken, Written
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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Distinguished Academic Achievement in Trusts and Estates
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New Haven County Bar Association
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Connecticut Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
In Re Estate of Lipsher
Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal
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56 Questions Answered

Q. Property left to me and 2 siblings. If Will authorizes me to sell the property do I still need court permission in CT.
A: The Will must still be filed with the Probate Court. If you are named Executor in the Will, the Court will go through the process of admitting the Will and appointing you as Executor. Without that appointment from the Court, you are not authorized to sell the home. The fact that the Will states you have authority to sell, only means that after you are appointed, you can sell the home without needing to file additional paperwork with the Court to approve the sale. In addition to needing the Court's appointment as Executor in order to sell the home, you will need the release of estate tax liens to record on the land records to clear title to the property. These tasks can be done on your own, but I do recommend hiring an experienced estate administration attorney to assist you. Regarding the sibling, this will depend on exactly what the will says. If he has an issue with the sale or he won't leave, the Court will be your resource for resolving this issue. Again, an attorney would be advisable if you expect an issue.
Q. My husband bought our house in his name prior to us getting married. Would I have rights to it as wife if he dies?
A: That is a common question. If your husband died, the house would pass through his estate. If he has a will that says you get all of his assets, you would get the house after the Probate process is complete. If he does not have a will, the house and all other assets will pass to his heirs at law. Who the heirs at law are depends whether he has children, living parents, siblings, etc. The best way to ensure that you get the house after he dies is to ensure he at least has a will, if not a living trust, which leaves the home to you. An attorney that practices Estate Planning law will best be able to advise and assist you with this planning.
Q. Is an executors deed necessary in CT or is affidavit pursuant to CGS 49-12 A enough?
A: In order to transfer real estate from one person to another, a deed is always required. When transferring property out of a testate estate, an executor's deed is used to transfer the property to the beneficiaries, and is recorded on the land records. Additional Probate documents are also required to be issued by the court and in most circumstances, recorded on the land records as well. Usually the affidavit of facts is just used to clarify or correct an issue on the title, not to transfer property from an estate. I recommend consulting an attorney who can analysis your specific situation and advise on what still needs to be done. Best of luck.
Q. Hi, my husband passed in June here in Connecticut. I'm trying to understand if I'm responsible for his medical bills.
A: I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Regarding his debts, in particular medical bills, it depends. Generally speaking, debts in the sole name of the deceased individual are only the responsibility of the decedent's estate, not surviving family. This means, any probate assets he owned, would first be used to pay funeral, administration expenses, taxes, and debts of the decedent, before passing to beneficiaries or heirs at law. If he owned no solely owned (probate) assets, then these debts would go unpaid. However, if you signed as a responsible party to pay certain debts (with the hospital, doctor, etc), or if there are any jointly owned debts (ie joint credit card), those would be your responsibility to pay. Feel free to reach out to a local probate attorney for more assistance and to answer this question as it directly related to your exact situation.
Q. In CT, how do you remove a lien that was filed more than 4 months after the court judgement?
A: Pay off the judgment lien either directly or sell the property and pay the lien upon the sale. Then you will get a release of lien to record on the land records. That's how they get released.
Q. Is a real estate lien (in Connecticut) valid if it was filed 3 years after the court judgement?
A: There is no limitation on the amount of time it takes to place a judgment lien on property. Judgment liens are valid for 20 years.
Q. Is it absolutely necessary to have a lawyer for the seller for a house closing?
A: There are many reasons why having an attorney is an essential part of a real estate transaction. Mainly, the deed that transfers the house to your son is a legal document that needs to conform with statutory requirements and be notarized/signed by an attorney, to be legally valid. The attorney will do much more than just prepare a deed and sign it, however. Some of these tasks include calculating adjustments, paying conveyance taxes and recording fees, working with buyer's attorney/mortgage company with regard to any information they need, ordering a payoff of a mortgage and ensuring it is properly released (not an issue for you here), preparing all other seller-required documents like a seller CD, 1099s, conveyance tax form, smoke and co detector affidavits, etc. It is always recommended to have an attorney represent you.
Q. I a year ago me my ex and my grandmother we bought a home and we brokeup so i would like to know how can i take him out
A: There is no way to remove a joint owner from real property without them agreeing and signing a deed to transfer it to you/your grandmother. If he will not cooperate, my advice is to consult a family law attorney to see if they can advise how it might be possible to force a division of the property or provide a favorable alternative.
Q. 2 names listed on title but manner in which title is held is one name SOLELY
A: From the facts you've provided, it seems as though your mom is a co-borrower on the loan/mortgage but is not a co-owner of the property itself. While this is beneficial for you, it is less beneficial for your mom. I would recommend consulting with the real estate attorney that handled your refinance so he/she can provide an accurate answer based specifically on your situation as they have first hand knowledge of your closing, while I do not. I believe this would mean that if you died, the house would pass to whomever you've designated in your Will (if no Will then by laws of intestacy). You should check the mortgage deed/note to determine what happens to the loan if you die. My gut response would be to say your mom would still be liable for the mortgage upon your death if she is in fact a co-borrower and is therefore joint and severally responsible (with most loans). Again- best to contact your attorney or mortgage broker to ask this question.
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