Clients often find it difficult to plan their estate. The reasons are many, among them are: the discomfort of discussing death, complications that attend some family structures, and simply, the hectic lives most people lead. While preparation for retirement or end of life is often difficult to face, discussing issues and making the right decisions with your estate planning lawyer can also be a huge relief.
It is our goal to make the estate planning process as easy as possible, from the first meeting, to the last transfer of assets. Effective estate planning ensures that your assets are distributed according to your wishes in an expeditious manner and, at the same time, that the amount of taxes paid from your estate is minimized.
Estate planning is a specialty of our New York law firm. We have more than 80 years of combined experience helping clients decide what works best for their financial circumstances.
Estate Planning Options
Any number of methods may be used to achieve effective estate planning including wills, various types of trusts and charitable contributions. We will explain the options that are appropriate to your unique situation and tailor a plan suited to your individual needs.
Your family is prepared to deal with the elderly relative's diminished capacity to handle his or her own affairs by having in place:
- Durable power of attorney
- Living will
- Designation of a health care proxy
- Special needs trust
- Long-term care insurance
If appropriate, we also assist with guardianships and Medicaid planning. Making decisions ahead of time regarding your financial and healthcare choices will give you peace of mind.