Staten Island Estate Planning Lawyers

New York City — Staten Island — Brooklyn

People sometimes think that because they are of average means, they don't need a will. However, even if your wealth is limited to a house, car, and some bank accounts, you probably have more than you think. Whatever your asset level, a will allows you to specify how you want your property distributed after your death. It also allows you to determine who will be guardian of your children. Other aspects of the estate planning process give you the opportunity to make known your wishes for medical care at the end of life. For all these reasons, everyone needs a will or estate plan.

Experienced and Sensitive Attorneys

At the Staten Island law firm of Corash & Hollender, P.C., our attorneys have been helping people with estate planning since 1977. There are many aspects to an estate plan, many of which are listed below. To speak with a lawyer about beginning the estate planning process, contact our office. We understand that it is difficult for many people to talk about their death. Our attorneys have many years of experience helping people with these sensitive conversations. We work hard to make you as comfortable as possible.

Estate Planning

Our attorneys help with estate planning matters such as:

  • Drafting a will
  • Establishing a trust, including revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Creating health care proxies
  • Drafting powers of attorney
  • Creating living wills and health care directives

Thinking Ahead Can Reduce Expenses for Your Heirs

As part of the process of estate planning, we discuss issues such as Medicaid, New York health insurance, and gift and estate taxes. With planning, people can reduce the amount of estate tax their heirs must pay. They can make sure that they have the resources available if a nursing home or assisted living facility becomes necessary. People can also name the person they wish to make decisions for them — a guardian — in the event of incapacity. As the population ages, elder care issues such as these will become more prominent in legal practices. At Corash & Hollender, P.C., we have been dealing with such matters for years, working to help people make provisions for their old age and their families after they are gone.

We Also Help Survivors After a Death

In addition to helping people undertake the estate planning process, our law firm will administer estates, enter wills with the probate court and work with the probate court to administer the assets of those who die without a will. When there is a dispute over the provisions of a will, our attorneys can represent either the executor of the will or the individual contesting the will.

Contact Our New York City Attorneys for Help With Wills and Trusts

Our law firm has been helping the people of Staten Island with estate planning matters for many years. If you need to draft a will, establish a trust, probate a will or administer an estate, contact our Staten Island attorneys. We will put our experience and knowledge to work for you. Call 718-442-4424.

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