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At the law firm of Susan G. Parker Law Associates, P.C. our goal is to take care of people. We specialize in wills, trusts, estate planning, elder law planning, business matters, and probate. Whether you need a health care proxy, living trust, durable power of attorney or an entire estate plan, we listen to your needs and create a plan that works for you.

Our collection of informational posts and resources are written to provide you with additional insight regarding estate law and business matters.

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After years in other fields, including tax , corporate finance and employee benefits, I felt I could make the biggest impact on individuals by providing personal service, one client at a time. With years of background in taxes and employee benefits, I have unique expertise in estate planning, taxes, probate, business matters, and other asset planning services.

What Happens if You Die Without a Will?

When you ask what will happen when you die, it’s not just an existential question. You want to know what will happen if you die without a will. There’s a myth that the government will take your assets, but that’s not true. Instead,...

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Probate Vs. Non-Probate Assets

Probate is the process of having a court determine if a will is properly executed so that estate administration can get underway. As part of the process, a fee is paid to the county and notification is given to creditors, heirs, and beneficiaries....

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Using Living Trusts As A Will Substitute

Instead of leaving property to a loved one under a will, clients often create a “living trust” to get the job done. With a living trust, it is easier to change beneficiaries, as well as who gets what when you pass away. Changes to a living...

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Why You Must Have a Will!

You absolutely need a will if you want to provide for your significant other, best friend or favorite aunt. Otherwise, they will only inherit if they are named as an account beneficiary. Without a will, your closest family members will inherit. People...

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Estate Planning for Your Home and Your IRAs

For many clients today, their homes and IRAs represent their biggest assets. And both require special care and handling when leaving them to loved ones as part of an estate. Real estate passes per title on a deed and IRA assets pass to those...

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Trust and Estate Litigation

You know estate planning is a critical part of taking care of your loved ones after you pass. You also know that trying to handle estate planning on your own is a huge mistake. Therefore, you need to find a trust and estate litigation attorney who...

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Estate Planning Tips for Snowbirds

I’m sure that I’m not alone thinking now would be a good time to be in Florida. For many New Yorkers, what starts out as a seasonal home morphs into a primary residence. Aside from the weather, Florida attracts new residents because it has...

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Do You Need a Trust Attorney?

Estate planning is an important part of getting your affairs in order. During the estate planning process, you’ll need to decide if you want a will or trust. Look at some reasons why you might need a living trust. Then, you can hire a trust...

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Estate Planning: What You Need to Know About Medicaid

When someone needs nursing home care or has extensive medical expenses that he/she cannot afford, Medicaid may provide benefits/services not covered by Medicare. Medicaid is a joint federal-state program. Each state has its own Medicaid rules that...

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Planning for Medicaid/Preserving Family Assets

A trust is a separate legal entity whose “rules of the road” are governed by a trust document or trust agreement. A trust is managed by a trustee, who can be a family member or an independent person or financial...

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A Quick Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in New York

In today’s competitive job market, many employers require employees to sign a non-compete agreement or include non-compete provisions in employment agreements as a condition of employment. For employers, non-competes have a role in protecting...

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Download a Will or Hire a Lawyer?

Rarely a week goes by without a call that goes like this: “I used an online service to prepare my will. Can I make an appointment to have you read it over to make sure it’s right and then have it signed?” SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION...

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Estate Planning for Your Vacation Home

If you’ve been fortunate to own an out-of-state  vacation home – maybe in Florida, Vermont, Cape Cod or Maine, estate planning is essential if you’re a NY resident.  Real estate is always probated or transferred pursuant to...

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Our Services

After years in other fields, including tax , corporate finance and employee benefits, I felt I could make the biggest impact on individuals by providing personal service, one client at a time. With years of background in taxes and employee benefits, I have unique expertise in estate planning, taxes, probate, business matters, and other asset planning services.


Estate Planning

If you're shepherding a parent through the next stages of life, or concerned about elder law, we can take care of you. If you're considering creating a trust, doing tax planning, or re-titling deeds, you can contact us and put your mind at ease.


Medicaid

Many folks learn about Medicaid only when they realize they no longer have the funds to care for themselves or a loved one. We assist clients navigate the particulars of Medicaid, and how they can manage and protect their assets.


Probate

When a person passes away, a lawyer is often called in to handle the paperwork involved with settling an estate's assets. If you're facing probate for the estate of a friend or loved one, we can help you through the process.


Business Matters

If you're forming a new business, or need assistance with your current businesses' operations, we can help. We can assist with business agreements, contracts, legal documents, equipment leasing, corporate documents, equity documents, and more.