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Are you interested in planning for your future and the future of your loved
ones? A comprehensive estate plan can address your possible healthcare
and financial needs and provide for your family through the protection
and proper distribution of your assets as well as the selection of a guardian
for your minor children. Creating an estate plan now can help you provide
for your loved ones in the future and ensure that your assets are distributed
to the heirs you choose.
As your personal Family Lawyer we will educate you, take the time to get
to know you, your family, your concerns, your goals, and your issues and
we will gladly and patiently answer all your questions to produce an estate
plan that is right for you. Most families have made one of
6 common mistakes when choosing an Estate Planning Attorney. We have developed our practice
to ensure that this will not happen to you. The Law Offices of Steven
M. Adler, PLLC is experienced in helping clients draft comprehensive estate
plans as well as guiding individuals through the probate process after
their loved ones have passed away.
Long Island estate planning lawyers
can assist you in cases involving the following legal matters:
Although it may be difficult to discuss what type of medical care you
would like to receive in the future, it is important to do so. We can
help you secure the best healthcare options through a comprehensive estate
plan that includes a Power-of-Attorney, a Living Will and a Health Care Proxy.
Did you know that if you begin early enough, it is possible to safeguard
your assets from future lawsuit settlements and creditors? We can help
you protect your assets through a variety of methods including investing
in exempt property and placing property in trusts.
Change of Beneficiary
Beneficiary designations are critical to the estate planning process,
especially since they often control a large portion of a client's
wealth. In this page, we explain why it is necessary to keep beneficiary
designations up-to-date and we explain what circumstances trigger a review
of your beneficiaries.
Digital Asset Planning
Do you have social media or online banking accounts? Our firm can help
you protect your privacy as well as the safety of your loved ones through
the process of digital asset planning, an important part of modern estate planning.
We understand that elder law issues can be sensitive and difficult to
plan for, but we can help you protect your rights and plan for your future.
Your healthcare needs are particularly important and we can help you prepare
with advance directives and Medicaid planning.
Estate Planning FAQ
Since our clients frequently ask us questions about estate planning, we
have created an Estate Planning FAQ page in order to provide some answers
to these common questions. Please feel free to read our FAQ page and for
further information, you can contact our firm directly to learn more.
If you have a large estate, you may want to consider estate planning sooner
rather than later. If your estate is worth over $1 million, we can advise
you on the best way to avoid the progressive New York State estate tax
and if your estate exceeds $5.25 million, it is essential to plan ahead.
The estate tax savings can be staggering.
In this page, we answer frequently asked questions about wills. To learn
more about the importance of wills and what they can and cannot do, we
encourage you to continue reading.
You may be able to protect your loved ones and their assets thorough the
selection of a guardian. In the state of New York, guardianship of an
incapacitated person is created through Article 81 of the NYS Mental Hygiene
law. Additionally, the law provides for minors through Article 17 of the
Surrogate's Court Procedure and for developmentally disabled people
through Article 17A of the Surrogate's Court Procedure.
Kids Protection Plan
For those who have families with young children, it is essential that
provisions are made in case something should happen. Don't just plan
for the future of your assets. Make sure that your children's safety
is protected by creating a Kids Protection Plan. This will allow you to
name a guardian for them, rather than letting a court do so.
Last Will & Testament
A last will & testament, otherwise known as a "will," allows
you to name an executor of your estate, it enables you to appoint a guardian
for minor children, and it allows you to be in control of who gets what
property and when.
Living wills are important estate planning documents that allow you to
decide in advance what types of life-sustaining medical procedures you
do not want. This document is ideal for individuals who object to receiving
certain procedures that would only prolong the dying process.
One important estate planning tool is the trust, which can be either irrevocable
or revocable and can be created while you are alive or upon your death.
A properly created trust may provide you with asset protection, estate
tax savings and even control how and when your assets are distributed
to your heirs. Our skilled attorneys can review your unique situation
and help you decide if a trust – or even multiple trusts –
is right for your needs.
Almost every adult in the state of New York should have a valid will.
A will is a legal document that can select and executor to settle an estate
and determine how property will be distributed to heirs and beneficiaries.
Additionally, it can name a guardian for minor children.
Your Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer for Life
The Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC has the skill and knowledge needed
to meet your estate planning and probate needs. With
over 25 years of experience, our firm has extensive understanding of the law as well as the financial
matters of estate planning and probate. We are a boutique firm with a
client-centered approach. Our attorneys personally work with each client
to help them build a comprehensive estate plan or walk them through the
Contact us to learn more about your legal options and the benefits of obtaining
the legal services of a Long Island estate planning attorney.