Wills and Trusts Attorney in Middletown and Newburgh, New York

Many people believe that utilizing wills and trusts is a legal option that only the wealthy need because they have multiple, complex assets. This could not be further from the truth. A will and a trust can help anyone ensure that their wishes are protected and their assets are transferred smoothly to the intended recipients.

At Larkin, Ingrassia & Tepermayster, LLP, we are compassionate Newburgh estate planning attorneys who take the time to listen to all of our clients' concerns and wishes when developing a comprehensive and clear estate plan that accomplishes your goals. Call or contact us online today to schedule a consultation regarding your will and trust needs.

COMPREHENSIVE WILL DRAFTING AND EXECUTION

A will is a fundamental and valuable estate planning tool because it directs a specific person or entity (executor) to handle all aspects of your estate, including distributing your personal property, paying creditors, closing accounts and reporting to the court during probate. A will also clearly identifies which people, charities or others (beneficiaries) should receive each asset. Additionally, a will communicates your wishes concerning guardianship of your minor children and other sensitive issues.

Without a will, your assets will be divided according to New York State laws and may not be distributed as you intended. A will is a cost-effective way to avoid this result. It can also avoid conflict once someone has passed, which will save everyone involved time, money, stress and heartache.

However, in order to have a will function properly when it is eventually needed, an experienced lawyer at Larkin, Ingrassia & Tepermayster, LLP is here to help you capture your wishes by drafting a clear will that is in conformity with the law. We will also make sure the document is executed and stored properly. When the time comes, we help the executor file the will into probate and ensure that the will is followed properly.

THE BENEFITS OF TRUSTS

Our lawyers can also help you explore and use trusts to transfer assets, if this estate planning mechanism is appropriate. Trusts have many benefits, including:

  • Avoiding the time, expense and public nature of probate by directly transferring an asset
  • Assets can be transferred to another before someone passes away
  • Protecting children from a previous marriage
  • Ensuring financial needs of a minor are met

Even as circumstances change, we are always ready to amend documents and provide valuable insight about other options that will help you accomplish your wishes.

WE'RE HERE TO PROTECT YOU

Contact Larkin, Ingrassia & Tepermayster, LLP today to speak with an experienced New York wills and trusts attorney by calling toll free at 877-278-5062.

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