Estate Planning-How to maximize your inheritance for your children and your future income …..

Careful estate planning is the best way to maximize your inheritance for
your children and your future income. Speak with an attorney today and start
preparing a plan. Draft a Will and, perhaps a trust, and all the related
documents needed to protect against government seizure, expensive future
litigation and probate issues. The money spent for an estate planning attorney
is a worthwhile expense. Not only will you protect and expand your assets, you
will also avoid the cost of probate issues. More importantly, an estate plan
will ensure that your assets and personal items will be distributed according
to your wishes.

If you do not do not have a Will and estate plan in place at the time of
your death, the applicable law will dictate who inherits your estate. I cannot
stress enough how important proper estate planning is for you, the well-being
of your family and to ensure the smooth settlement of your estate.

Case in Point

A former client, wealthy, yet penny wise and pound-foolish, bought a Will
from Staples. He prepared the Will on his own and went to the bank where they
witnessed his signature. However, after his death, certain family members
objected to the Will and its execution. Depositions were held to question the
witnesses, and because certain formal requirements under the law were not
satisfied, it was uncertain whether the Will would be admitted to probate. So, the
man saved money on Will preparation, but failure to get legal advice and
guidance cost his estate thousands of dollars to try to get the Will admitted to
the court and settle his estate. The money spent on a store bought Will
certainly was not worth the sum it eventually cost the decedent’s estate.

It is a privilege to assist people in their time of need. We invite you to contact the Law Offices of Bonnie Peters-Lawston, a Long Island probate attorney who will keep your
best interests in mind.


About BonnieLawston

I am an Estate Attorney. I have been practicing for over 18 years. We handle contested matters, litigation, administration of estates and trusts, creation thereof as well as elder planning, preparation of Wills, trusts, power of attorney, living will and health care proxy documents. We are a full service firm in that we handle sending people out to secure a vacant home, do repairs if needed, secure the home, to filing the papers and obtaining the necessary court orders to administ the estate. Many of our clients live outside of New York and serve as the fiduciary of the estate. The estate must be in New York - the decedent must have some property in New York for us to help the executor. We offer senior citizen discounts, other types of discounts, hourly and percentage retainers. If the client and estate qualifies, we can offer a retainer whereby our office is paid at the end of the estate of upon collection of an asset so that no money is laid out thus it is not a hardship for the family. Please contact us and let us help you.
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