Although many Americans try their hardest to thwart off the aging process, the truth remains that we will all be faced with our inevitable future. The manner in how we arrive at that future is the reason why having a plan in place is so crucial. Not having a proper estate plan can lead to infighting amongst loved ones. This infighting can relate to how your care should be administered, how your financial affairs should be managed, and how your assets should eventually be distributed. An experienced attorney can help to avoid such disagreements. The biggest truth is that, without a plan from you which details your wishes, the state, and/or those you do not wish to be involved, will make those decisions for you. By putting a plan in place now, you help to ensure a more peaceful life for your family tomorrow. Holly Meyer is a Long Island estate planning lawyer who prides herself on providing quality service. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also serve those in Queens, Brooklyn, and other New York areas.
Long Island attorney helping to create estate plans for the distribution of assets and for future medical care
It is, unfortunately, common for people in the United States to pass away without having created an estate plan. The creation of such a plan should not be seen as something which can be handled at some future date. Accidents can happen, illnesses can occur, and time catches up with everyone. Having the right structure in place can help to shield your family from unnecessary grief if the unforeseeable occurs. A properly created plan for the future may include:
- Drafting a last will and testament
- Creating a living trust
- Designating a guardian who will serve if one is incapacitated
- Creating a power of attorney (both medical and financial)
Taking the time to have these instruments drafted and in place will provide you with peace of mind knowing that your affairs are in order and you, your assets and your estate will be handled in the manner you wish them to be. Retaining an experienced attorney, to assist with these instruments, is important to helping ensure that they are properly drafted, executed, and that they will hold up in Court.
Holly Meyer is a Long Island estate planning attorney assisting those who wish to prepare for the future. Prior to your initial consultation, you will be provided with a list of requested information which will help our office better understand your personal and financial situation and goals. Your consultation will aid our office in gaining an understanding of your goals and be able to help you understand your best options going forward. These options may include the handling of issues which you may otherwise not have considered. Our firm will draft the necessary documents, make contact with any necessary persons, and our office will keep a copy of your estate plan on file. We will also work with you, as necessary, in order to ensure that your plan stays up to date. We know that these are serious decisions and we will take your matter seriously. Contact us today. We also serve Kings County residents in Brooklyn, residents of Queens, those in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as people in other New York areas. Call today to speak with a lawyer.
Lawyer providing quality service to Long Island residents who require estate planning services
Our firm understands that you wish to focus on spending quality time with your family as opposed to dealing with legal issues. This is why we strive to complete the creation of your estate plan in as timely and efficiently a manner as possible. Holly timely returns phone calls, promptly responds to emails, and makes herself available to answer any questions which you may have. We understand that a common complaint, against attorneys, is a low level of communication and service. Our lawyer strives to be different in this regard.
We are honored to serve those in Long Island, and throughout the area, and we take this responsibility seriously.