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Wills and Trusts Attorney

Wills and trusts are two of the most common estate planning tools. However, it can be difficult to know whether a will or trust is right for you. At the Law Office of Angela Siegel, we can help.

At our office, we will listen to your goals, examine your situation and help you understand your legal options. We will give you straightforward advice about using a will or a trust as part of your estate plan, and we can help you create comprehensive estate planning documents that meet your needs.

It is important to note that the estate plan you create in New York may not work in the state of Florida, as there are key differences in the laws of each state. For example, New York health care proxies and powers of attorney are usually not accepted in Florida. Moreover, the probate process in Florida is much more time consuming and expensive than it is in New York.

If you are planning a move to Florida, or if you need help with a Florida estate matter, it is important to seek advice from an attorney with experience in Florida matters. Attorney Angela Siegel is admitted to practice law in both New York and Florida. She can help you understand the differences in the laws and how they apply to your situation.

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Wills and trusts each have their own benefits. A will can allow you to outline your wishes rather simply and determine what your beneficiaries will receive. When you pass away, your will is filed with the court and a representative will distribute your assets according to your will and the law.

A trust may offer more flexibility than a will and can help with very specific situations. A trust can help you avoid probate and minimize estate taxes. We can explain the types of trusts and help you choose a trust option that works for you such as:

  • Life insurance trusts to avoid taxes and provide ready cash upon death
  • Qualified personal residence trusts to minimize taxes
  • Revocable living trusts to avoid probate
  • Irrevocable trusts designed to provide for long-term care
  • Special needs trusts for disabled children or other loved ones
  • Trusts for minor children
  • Credit shelter trusts to provide for spouses and reduce taxes

Living Wills and Estate Tax Planning

In addition to helping you with wills and trusts, we can also create living wills, health care proxies and other estate planning documents. We can help with your estate tax planning and long-term care planning. We are committed to providing you with the comprehensive estate planning representation you need, whether you live in New York or Florida or spend time in both states.

Helping Snow Birds and New Yorkers Prepare for a Move to Florida

From our office in Garden City, attorney Angela Siegel can review your estate plan to help you prepare for a move to Florida. She is experienced at helping clients with a wide range of New York and Florida estate planning matters, including:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Asset protection and long-term care planning
  • Health care proxies
  • Powers of attorney
  • Tax matters

We will work diligently to ensure that your estate planning accurately reflects your wishes in both New York and Florida.

Lawyer Assisting Relatives With Estate Administration in Florida

When you live in New York, it can be hard to get down to Florida to wrap up an estate, especially since the probate process can take long. We can help you through this process and assist you with all aspects of probate and estate administration. From paying estate taxes to distributing assets to beneficiaries, attorney Angela Siegel is dedicated to providing clients with comprehensive, quality and compassionate legal representation in New York and Florida.

Contact an Attorney About Probate, Wills and Estate Planning in Florida and New York

Admitted in New York and Florida, attorney Angela Siegel helps clients with estate planning issues in both states, from her Garden City office. For a free consultation to discuss wills and trusts in New York and Florida contact attorney Angela Siegel online or call us at 516-741-6100.


At the Law Office of Angela Siegel, we are pleased to offer legal assistance to clients located in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Kings and New York Counties specifically but not limited to Garden City, Jericho, East Meadow, Mineola, Syosset, Roslyn, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Hicksville, Plainview, Merrick, Wantagh, Bellmore, Rockville Center, West Hempstead, Little Neck, Douglaston, Bayside, Flushing, Forest Hills, Astoria, etc., as well as clients located within the state of Florida.



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