Estate Planning

Our Estate Planning Attorneys Will Help You Prepare For The Future

There is an old saying that the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes. This statement could not be more true — we all pass on eventually, and the government will collect what they are owed. Proper estate planning provides individuals the opportunity to prepare for these two inevitabilities, including limiting the amount of taxes they owe upon death and dictating their final wishes to their loved ones.

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What Goes In A Will?

A will is the most basic tool used in estate plans, but it is also one of the most important. A valid, executable will is able to go through the probate process to tell your family and friends how you wish your assets to be distributed upon your death. It also helps to avoid conflict between family members down the road who might otherwise challenge what your final wishes truly were. Items commonly found in a will include:

  • The date the will was drafted and verified by the decedent and his or her witnesses
  • The name of a personal representative or executor
  • The name of a person who will act as a guardian for minor children
  • How assets are to be distributed among beneficiaries
  • Instructions to pay final debts and taxes

The attorneys at Joseph Yamaner and Associates also help people create living wills. Living wills are documents that convey a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment should he or she become unable to do so him or herself.

Revocable And Irrevocable Trusts

Another tool you might consider including in your estate plan is a trust. There are many forms of trusts available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. The lawyers at Joseph Yamaner and Associates will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each during your initial consultation before deciding whether one is appropriate for your situation.

Our Attorneys Truly Care About You

At Joseph N. Yamaner and Associates, we help people from all walks of life prepare strong, executable estate plans. Our attorneys have a passion for helping New York residents draft wills and establish trusts that best serve their needs. We will take the time to learn about our clients’ needs, wishes and goals as we educate them on the options they have available. We are always available to answer questions and firmly believe that our clients deserve an attorney who truly cares about their situations.

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Estate Planning Attorney FAQs:

When Do I Need an Attorney for Estate Planning?

Estate planning involves the careful arrangement of one’s assets and properties to ensure their efficient distribution after death. If you have substantial assets, a complex family structure, or specific wishes regarding your estate, seeking legal guidance becomes imperative. Joseph N. Yamaner and Associates’s expertise in estate planning in Queens, NY can help you navigate the intricate legal landscape of estate planning, ensuring that your wishes are clearly documented and legally enforceable. Whether it’s drafting a will, establishing trusts, or addressing tax implications, our estate planning attorneys are well-versed in providing personalized solutions tailored to your situation.

What Happens to An Estate Without a Will in New York?

When it comes to the absence of a will, also known as intestacy, the implications can be significant. In New York, the distribution of an estate without a will is governed by state laws, potentially leading to outcomes that may not align with your wishes. Joseph N. Yamaner and Associates is adept at guiding clients through the complexities of intestacy laws in Queens, NY. With our assistance, you can ensure that your assets are distributed in a manner that reflects your intentions, avoiding potential disputes and minimizing the stress on your loved ones during an already challenging time.

How Long Does It Take to Settle an Estate in New York?

The duration it takes to settle an estate in New York can vary based on multiple factors, including the estate’s complexity, the presence of a will, and potential disputes among beneficiaries. Generally, the probate process in New York takes about 9-18 months to complete. This includes the time it takes to file the initial petition, gather assets, pay debts and taxes, and distribute the remaining property to the beneficiaries. Our estate planning attorneys understand the importance of a timely and efficient estate settlement process. We work diligently to streamline the probate process, minimizing delays and facilitating the distribution of assets according to your wishes. Through proactive legal strategies and effective communication, we aim to provide a smooth and expedited resolution, bringing peace of mind to our clients during a sensitive period.

Contact Us Today To Learn More About How We Can Help You

Call Joseph N. Yamaner and Associates, at 833-660-4746 today to schedule an initial consultation regarding probate and estate administration.. We provide in-person consultations and discounted services to all veterans of American wars. We serve clients in Rego Park, throughout Queens, New York and all surrounding areas. Read what our former clients have to say about working with us on our client testimonial page. You may also contact our firm online.