4 results for tag: Estate Planning Attorney


Westchester County Estate Attorney

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You want to get your estate in order, and you know you have two options. You can print some documents off the internet and try to do it yourself, or you can hire a Westchester County estate attorney. Unless you are well-versed in estate planning law, it’s important to choose a Westchester County estate attorney. Your attorney will protect your interests and ensure the estate planning process goes smoothly. A Clear Understanding of State Laws Each state has its own set of laws that govern estates. Your Westchester County estate attorney has a full understanding of New York state laws, and you will benefit from that understanding. For ...

Do You Need a Trust Attorney?

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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 attorney to handle it for you. Avoid Probate Many people turn to an Armonk trust attorney to set up a living trust so they can avoid probate. If you have a will, it will have to go through probate, and that can take months or, in some cases, years. On the other hand, your assets can be distributed in weeks if you use a trust. Your trust attorney will set it up so the trustee pays your debts and distributes the ...

Why You Must Have a Will!

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Time and again, I see clients feel great relief when they write a will. They have chosen the executor who will take charge of their estate, named a guardian to care for young children (if needed) and selected a trustee to manage a trust they create – to protect assets or avoid probate. Things feel settled. That difficult task is done. Phew. It’s not too late to give yourself this gift. Contact us today to have this off your “to-do” list by the holidays.   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 ...

What Happens if You Die Without a Will?

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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, your assets will be distributed to your heirs based on the laws of intestacy. To put it simply, your relatives will inherit your assets if you don’t get help from a will attorney. Fortunately, the law firm of Susan G. Parker, Esq. PC can help. Susan G. Parker offers estate planning services in Westchester County, including Briarcliff and the surrounding areas. In the meantime, though, it’s a good idea to find ...