Our estate planning and elder law practice includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of the following types of documents:
- Revocable and irrevocable trusts
- Health care proxies/living wills
- Life insurance trusts
- Durable powers of attorney
- Prenuptial agreements
- Medicaid and asset protection trusts
- Supplemental needs trusts
But perhaps most importantly, our estate planning is done in the context of developing and implementing a comprehensive estate plan for you and your family. To that end, our focus is on minimizing taxes, preserving assets from catastrophic health care costs, and ensuring your continued security for the future. For clients who have second homes outside New York, we assist in planning to avoid a second probate process. We also specialize in Florida estate planning.
We can also advise you with respect to nursing home issues, guardianship, long-term health care issues, and gift and estate tax matters. We can assist in putting your affairs in order so as to minimize will contests and other problems which may occur at death.
If you have a special needs child, we can assist in having you appointed the child’s legal guardian, to avoid problems once the child attains the age of eighteen. We can also establish a special needs trust(s) in order to protect assets and preserve government benefits.
The Law Office of Angela Siegel is dedicated to delivering quality legal services in a timely manner and, at the same time, providing these services with personalized attention and sensitivity to sometimes complicated personal and family situations.
Providing effective and clear direction regarding your wishes over the distribution of your assets, medical treatment and care for your children may be one of the most important gifts you can offer your family. Effective estate planning now can save your loved ones great heartache and expense in the future, offering them the closure they need to move on after you have passed.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your estate planning needs with a dedicated lawyer, contact our office online or call 516-741-6100 today.