Protecting Your Legacy: The Importance of Estate Planning

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In the world of law, few areas are as essential and impactful on the lives of individuals and families as estate planning. At Doyon & White Law Group, we take pride in our role as a small boutique law firm that prioritizes understanding our clients’ unique needs and goals. With focused business acumen, patience, and a distinctive ability to relate to our clients, our attorneys excel in ensuring your family’s legacy is not just preserved, but also protected for generations to come.

Why Estate Planning Matters

Estate planning may not be a topic that you eagerly discuss around the dinner table, but its significance cannot be overstated. Estate Planning is about more than just distributing your assets—it’s a comprehensive strategy for safeguarding your hard-earned wealth, protecting your family’s financial future, and ensuring your wishes are carried out with precision and care.

Asset Protection

One of the primary objectives of estate planning is to protect your assets. Whether you have accumulated a substantial estate or are just starting to build your wealth, making a plan to safeguard your assets is crucial. A properly constructed estate plan can allow you to mitigate potential tax liabilities, shield your assets from creditors, and minimize the risk of legal disputes among beneficiaries.

Preserving Your Family Legacy

A family’s legacy is more than just material possessions; it’s the values, traditions, and stories that define your family. A well-crafted estate plan can help preserve and pass on this intangible wealth. By designating how your personal effects are distributed and who manages this process, you can ensure that your family’s values, traditions, and relationships are protected.

Ensuring Your Wishes Are Honored

Without a legally binding estate plan, your assets and most valuable personal items may not be distributed as you intended. A carefully crafted estate plan empowers you to make clear and specific instructions about who receives what, when, and how. It also allows you to designate guardians for minor children and outline your wishes for end-of-life care.

The Benefits of Working with a Boutique Law Firm

Attorney Pat White and Attorney Trevor Doyon understand that estate planning is a deeply personal, and often emotional process. Our Estate Planning team will get to know you and your family dynamics, to provide a level of attention and care that larger firms often cannot match. Estate planning is not just a legal task to check off your list; it’s an investment in your family’s future and the preservation of your legacy.

Our approach is based on:

Personalized Solutions: We believe that no two clients are alike, and your estate plan should reflect your unique circumstances and priorities.

Long-Term Relationships: We aim to build lasting relationships with our clients, adapting their estate plans as their lives evolve.

Expertise and Diligence: We bring a wealth of experience and an unwavering commitment to ensuring your family’s legacy remains secure.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Reading this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship with Doyon & White Law Group, PLLC or its attorneys. We make no warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information. Any reliance on the content is at your own risk. For specific legal advice tailored to your situation, please consult with a qualified attorney. [Doyon & White Law Group, PLLC and its authors are not liable for any damages or losses resulting from the use of this information.


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Linda is the seasoned probate paralegal working together with clients helping them through probate administration following the loss of a loved one. Joining the team in 2023, she has brought 25+ years of legal experience to the firm with extensive proficiency in all administrative tasks, Probate Court knowledge, complex document preparation, and case management. Linda works exceedingly well the court’s staff and cultivates close relationships with new and existing clientele.

Linda is a long-time resident of the area and loves going for walks on the beach before work. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken, and their three grown children. She enjoys road trips, is an avid reader, collector of sea glass and is an amateur artist. 

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Ashley is the paralegal working directly with our attorneys and our clients. The attorneys at Doyon & White are grateful that our clients feel comfortable reaching out to Ashley for status updates or quick questions when the attorneys are unavailable. Ashley has a background in customer service with 10 years in the hotel industry and enjoys the client relation aspect of her job the most. Ashley is intimately familiar with the details of our client’s cases, processes and reviews all medical records, and communicates with attorneys and insurance adjusters.

Ashley moved to Branford, Conn from Northern California in 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys the four seasons New England offers by playing golf and tennis in the summer and looks forward to snow days and skiing in the winter.

Trevor Doyon, Esq.

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Attorney Doyon was born and raised in the hills of Northwest Connecticut. Trevor began his legal career serving as the clerk for several Superior Court Judges, many of whom are now members of the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts.

Before forming Doyon & White Law Group, Trevor was the Managing Partner of a successful mid-size law-firm’s Litigation Department.  Trevor has favorably authored and argued hundreds of motions and hearings in every Judicial District of Connecticut, in addition to winning numerous contested arbitrations and jury trial verdicts. Attorney Doyon is known and respected for his determined approach to unique and difficult legal issues by clients and judges alike.

Trevor has been honored as a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, a selection made by colleagues and peers and reserved for less than five percent of lawyers in Connecticut. Attorney Doyon has also been nominated to the “National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100” list, was recognized by the American Institute for Lawyers as “Top 10 for Client Satisfaction,” and has been a featured guest speaker at Yale University’s Trial Law Camp.

When he’s not in Court, Trevor enjoys spending time with his wife Becky, their two daughters and their Great Dane “Gronk,” in addition to supporting anything UConn sports and coaching Connecticut’s only national level Sled Hockey team.

Patrick White, Esq.

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Attorney White was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduation from Fordham University, he worked in commercial finance in New York City before attending Quinnipiac University School of Law. Upon graduation he served as a clerk in the Superior Court in both the criminal and civil divisions.

Prior to forming Doyon & White Law Group, Attorney White practiced at a mid-size firm in Hamden, Connecticut where he mainly handled criminal defense, habeas cases, and civil litigation matters. Attorney White’s experience arguing before jury trials and court trials has led to winning favorable results for his clients on many occasions. Attorney White’s civil litigation experience includes personal injury representation, business litigation, and insurance coverage disputes.

Attorney White is a thoughtful and diligent advocate for all his clients and is respected for the rapport he builds and compassion he conveys.

Attorney White is a member of the New Haven County Bar Association and previously served as the President of the New Haven Young Lawyers Association.

Still a proud New Haven resident, Attorney White enjoys spending time in the city with his wife Sara, their two young children, and their pit bull, Ghost. He’s an avid UConn basketball fan and New York Yankees fan.