New York Estate Planning Attorney
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What is New York Estate Planning? The simple act of writing down a set of instructions as to what you want to happen to yourself and your assets when you’re incapacitated or after you pass away.
When people think of estate planning in New York they might be looking at it from the perspective of what happens to my assets after I pass away. Estate planning New York involves financial issues, taxes, and preservation of wealth for your spouse or the next generation.
It also involves a lot of personal decisions. Are the assets to be divided equally among your children/beneficiaries? What happens when you’re incapacitated, alive, but no longer able to make decisions? Who makes those decisions? Your spouse? Your children? Which child? Are some members of your family more responsible than others? To some children live close and others faraway?
New York Estate Planning Lawyer
Lastly, there are critical end-of-life decisions that need to be made. A healthcare proxy allows you to designate members of your own family to make those critical decisions about life support or artificial hydration. A Living Will allows you to express in writing your instructions to your family about how you want to be treated in your final days.
When you don’t have an estate plan, New York State and the court system decides what happens to you and your assets.
There are ways that an estate planning attorney NY can properly write down a set of instructions so that your wishes are carried out. Some of the services we provide are:
To learn more about New York powers of attorney, wills, trusts, healthcare proxy or any of the other estate planning tools offered by our office call 914-862-0580 or 845-368-0845 or email us at email@example.com