Cortlandt Manor Estate Planning Attorneys
Plan for Yourself, Plan for Your Loved Ones
You might have given estate planning some thought, but perhaps you don’t think it’s the right time or aren’t sure where to start. The fact is, any time is the best time to start or update your estate plan because no one knows what the future may hold. To do this, you need qualified legal guidance from a professional with the experience and knowledge to fulfill important services.
At Corliss Law Group, P.C., provide our clients with estate planning services at any level of complexity. Whether you need a relatively basic estate plan or more a more layered approach, rest assured that our estate planning lawyers in Cortlandt Manor, Katonah and Mount Kisco can help you to accomplish your goals. Each client can expect personalized service and attention to the uniqueness of their situation.
Learn more during an initial consultation with our team. Call (914) 499-0722 to get started now!
Our Estate Planning Services
Corliss Law Group, P.C. can fulfill a variety of legal services anyone may need to complete their estate plan- be it general, Medicaid, Special Needs, Retirement or Tax Planning. Our attorneys will help you plan for the future, so that you and your loved ones can rest easy.
Our estate planning services address the following and more:
- Wills and Trusts
- Power of Attorney
- Advanced Directives
- Medicaid Planning
- Special Needs Planning – including Supplemental Needs Trusts
- Estate Administration
If you require a legal service you don’t see above, don’t hesitate to reach out to our estate planning lawyers in Cortlandt Manor to learn more about our firm’s complete capabilities.
Why Do I Need an Estate Plan?
If you’ve ever wondered why you needed an estate plan, consider what happens to your estate if you die without one. Those who die without an estate plan – even a basic Last Will and Testament – are said to die intestate, and their estate may be distributed against their wishes, among their relatives according to New York’s intestate succession laws.
Intestate laws primarily favor inheritance for spouses and children- and not in the order or percentages that you may require. If you die with a spouse and children, your spouse does not take all, unless your estate is below a minimal value. If you die with no spouse but with children, there’s no chance that any of your other surviving relatives can inherit property. If you die with neither a spouse nor children, your parents will inherit your estate; if you die with no parents, then your siblings will inherit your estate; and so forth.
Intestate succession is not a plan. Most people would rather direct what happens to their estate when they die. Also, dying without an estate plan can place an undue burden upon your loved ones, who will have to track down and compile important estate documents and sometimes relatives, as they grieve their loss.
Your Estate Plan Is About More Than Property
An estate plan can do more than determine what happens to your estate when you pass away. A good estate plan covers other important aspects of life, such as your end-of-life medical care directives and other healthcare decisions.
More importantly, especially to parents, an estate plan should provide a well-crafted Power of Attorney and account for who should take over as a legal guardian for minor children or other dependents if the Testator passes away. Likewise, it’s not uncommon for those with beloved pets to make similar arrangements for their animal companions in life.
Are You Ready to Get Started?
If you’re ready to begin working on your estate plan, reach out to the helpful estate planning lawyers in Cortlandt Manor at Corliss Law Group, P.C. for help.
Contact us online now to request an initial consultation!