Author Archives: BonnieLawston

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.

Can You Be the Executor of an Estate in New York if You Don’t Live in the State?

If your loved one has died in New York, with a valid will, trust or estate plan there, but you live in another state, you may be uncertain if you can, or if you want to, serve as executor, administrator … Continue reading

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Estate Planning and Alzheimer’s Disease

Author:Bonnie Lawston More than five million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is projected to reach 7.1 million by the year 2025 and 13.8 million people by 2050 Alzheimer’s costs the country more than $200 billion dollars … Continue reading

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Does Your Loved One Need a Special Needs Trust?

If a member of your family has special needs, it is important to you that he or she has financial security.  Let’s say for example, that your 19-year-old son, Johnny, suffered serious injuries in a car accident.  That the accident … Continue reading

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What happens if your loved one dies without a Will?

If your loved one dies without a Will and resides in New York State, then the proceeding that would be commenced is called an Administration proceeding.    An interested party, generally a relative, would retain the services of a probate attorney … Continue reading

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Home Health Care Not Directly Affected by Fiscal Cliff Agreement

Bonnie Lawston: Law Offices of Bonnie Lawston Author: Star Multi Care: Stephen Sternbach, CEO Fears that the resolution of the federal budget crisis might lead to significant cuts affecting home health care providers proven unfounded, as President Obama and legislators … Continue reading

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New York Estate Litigation Attorney handling clients throughout Queens County, Nassau County and Suffolk County NY.

Author: Bonnie Lawston Stephen Sternbach: Star Multi Care Do you know what to do with a loved ones estate if they die? Do you live out of state and your loved one passed away as a resident of Queens or … Continue reading

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