Wills and Trusts

White Plains Wills & Trusts Lawyer

Aging brings up many legal issues. If you are concerned about what will happen to your estate when you pass on, you need to draft a last will and testament, and consider if a trust may accomplish your goals. You may need to arrange for the guardianship or conservatorship of a child or even a vulnerable adult you have been caring for.

A conservatorship is established to look after a vulnerable person's estate and finances. A guardianship is concerned with that person's physical well-being. Contact our law firm for more information.

Wills and Trusts

The trusts you may consider include revocable and irrevocable trusts. A revocable trust is established during your lifetime. You retain control and can change it or terminate it. An irrevocable trust can be established during your lifetime or upon your death. You also want to minimize taxes on your estate by using a trust. There is no estate tax in the year 2010, but there may be in coming years.

Probate and Estate Administration

If you are not the elderly individual but a family member who has just lost a loved one, you must consider probate and estate administration. If you have been named the executor of a deceased person's estate, we can advise you on fulfilling these duties.

Unfortunately, a deceased person's intentions are not always clear, due to failure to consult an attorney, among other reasons. When this happens heirs and family members may dispute a will or trust, and pursue litigation. One child may take advantage by living in the deceased's house without paying rent. If you have a dispute over a parent's estate or wish to contest or defend a will, contact our law firm.

Nicholas P. Barone handles all cases personally at our firm. For more than 18 years, he has been a trusted advocate and a tough litigator on behalf of his clients. Call 914-288-6283 or contact us online to arrange a confidential, no-obligation consultation with Mr. Barone.