Great Neck Estate Planning Attorney
Protect Your Wealth While Planning for the Future
Great Neck is an area on Long Island that covers a peninsula on the North
Shore of Long Island; it includes the villages of Great Neck, Great Neck
Estates, Great Neck Plaza and others, as well as a section near Lake Success
and the area bordering Queens. While the incorporated village of Great
Neck had nearly 10,000 residents as of the 2010 census, the larger Great
Neck area has a residential community with approximately 40,000 residents
in nine villages and hamlets in North Hampstead.
Are you contemplating creating an estate plan? An estate plan goes far
beyond writing a
will, for it involves a number of important documents, any of which may include
advance directives for health care, a durable power of attorney, a
kids protection plan, wills,
revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts and other documents.
Planning involves not only distributing your assets upon your death, but
preserving your assets while you're alive as well. Unless you put
a plan into effect, you will have no control over how your assets are
distributed when you die. Instead, your assets will be distributed according
to state law, and with today's blended families and multiple marriages,
there's a good chance that the state's distribution of your assets
will not reflect your wishes or your family's dynamics.
estate plan, you can appoint a
guardian for your minor children instead of them going into the foster care system,
even while family members fight for custody. You can appoint someone that
you trust to manage your finances and your health care decisions if you
become ill or incapacitated, and you can bequeath assets to close friends,
distant relatives, charitable organizations, your church, or even perfect
strangers if you wish. However, without an estate plan, this is not possible.
Probate & Administration in Great Neck
The other side of estate law involves
probate, administration and trust administration. The personal representative
(executor, administrator, and trustee) has a large responsibility on their
shoulders: this is called a fiduciary duty. They have the highest duty
to act in the best interests of the estate and in the best interests in
the beneficiaries. At the Law offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC, our Great
Neck probate lawyer has over 25 years of experience representing clients
with estate administration. We understand the laws and we know what types
of personal liabilities you face, and are here to offer you guidance and
skilled advice during this time.
Since a variety of concerns are addressed in estate planning and probate,
our firm represents clients with
family law, and
real estate matters. We find that our well-rounded knowledge of the law allows us
to be even more proactive when it comes to representing our clients'
best interests with their legal proceedings. Contact the
Law offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC today for the personalized service you deserve!
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