Law Offices of Steven M. Basche

Welcome to the Law Offices of Steven M. Basche where we help you protect your family and preserve your assets.

My Philosophy

I have been practicing law in Connecticut for over 30 years. Over the years, I’ve realized that I like helping people solve problems. My mentors have always been lawyers who had clients who felt comfortable consulting with them about virtually anything that came up in their lives that had some legal angle, and many things that didn’t.

Professional Experience

I joined Jacobs, Walker, Rice & Basche in 1991 and worked there for 17 years. In 2008, I opened my own office and maintained a solo practice for 8 years.

Personal interests

I like walking with our rescue hound, Stella. Here’s a picture from last year of me and my wife Marie on the boat, my kids, and of course, Stella.

Who We Help


Parents with Young Children

As a parent with young children, you are concerned about protecting your children if something happens to you –or worse yet to you and your spouse. You want the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a plan in place in case something unexpected happens.

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The Sandwich Generation

You are worried not only about your growing– or almost independent– children, but also about your aging parents. You want to make sure that you have a plan in place to protect your children, and you also wish to verify that you have the tools to help your parents as they get older.


Baby Boomers

Your children are grown and independent –or soon to be. You are starting to think more about retirement and want to ensure that you have a plan to transfer your assets in the most cost effective and efficient manner. You also want to be certain that you are protected in case you become incapacitated.



As a retiree you are worried about whether all of your affairs are in order, your ducks in a row so to speak. That means a plan for your assets, your health, your incapacity, and your passing. You want the peace of mind you get when you have everything in place for whatever may be down the road.

What we Do

Estate Planning

Everyone needs an estate plan. That may mean a simple will, a revocable trust based plan, or something much more complicated.


Business Planning

Whether you are considering starting a new business, thinking about how to exit from one, or you need help with an ongoing business issue, we can help.


If you’re searching for a Connecticut probate lawyer to answer your questions about the probate process, to help you through the probate.



With the cost of long-term care increasing at a record pace, many people are worried that they will lose most or all of their hard earned assets.

Special Needs Planning

If you want to leave money or property to a loved one with a disability, but you don’t want to jeopardize eligibility.


Probate and Trust Litigation

Whether you believe someone has exercised undue influence over your loved one to get them to change.


Contract Drafting and Review

These days everyone signs contracts. Whether it is an employment, severance or non-compete agreement.


Prenuptial Agreements

With more than 50% of marriages ending in divorce, you might want to consider a prenuptial agreement.

A Different Approach

Our approach to estate planning is different from other law firms in several ways.  To begin with, when we sit down for the first time, I will have reviewed your completed  Estate Planning Questionaire Personal Information so I will have a good idea about your family and financial situation, your assets, and what you consider most important to protect in your estate plan.  Together, we will clarify your concerns and goals and talk about who you want in the key roles in your estate plan.  At the end of the first meeting,  I will suggest an appropriate plan based on your goals and budget and I will tell you exactly what that will cost.

When I work on estate plans,  I toss my timeclock out the window and work on a fixed fee basis.*  That means you don’t have to worry about getting a $60 bill for a 12 minute phone call if you have a question or a change to your plan.  And if you want to make a minor change in your plan in the year following the signing, I will take care of that at no cost to you.

*If there is extensive customization or significant changes and revisions, we may charge you for the additional time involved.

Office Locations

Mailing Address

Law Offices of Steven M. Basche, LLC
PO Box 371516, West Hartford, CT 06137-0516

West Hartford Office
(by appointment)

Corporate Center West
433 S. Main St., Suite 319,
West Hartford, CT 06110

Glastonbury Office
(by appointment)

Main Street Office Center
2389 Main St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Get Started Today

Will you put this off until tomorrow? None of us has a crystal ball. Healthy as you may be, safe as you think you are, bad things can happen. My goal is not to provide you with an estate plan, it is to provide you with peace of mind. The peace of mind that comes from knowing that if something unexpected happens, you have a plan in place to deal with it.

You’ve waited long enough. Get started today.

What Our Clients Say

Steve put together a will and trust for my wife and I. We were very satisfied with his work product, ethics and expediency. Steve spent a lot of time getting to know us and determining what was important to us so that he could provide the best products to meet our needs. We’d recommend Steve for these types of services.
Chris S.
Glastonbury, CT
I contacted Steven after finding him on the internet. I was going on vacation and wanted to get a will done before I left as I had been putting it off for a long time. He was very prompt and had it done for me within a week. Contacted me promptly in all the dealings with my will. I would highly recommend him.
Donna W.
Tolland, CT
Steve is a pleasure to work with. I found Steve to be very professional and responsive and would highly recommend him.
Andrea K.
Office of the Probate Court Administrator - State of Connecticut
Steve was great to work with. He had great suggestions for provision for our Trust. Explained all of our options and why we might want one provision over another. I wouldn’t hesitate working with Steve in the future.
Don T.
East Hartford
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