Estate Planning Attorneys Draft and Update Wills
At KGG, we understand that estate planning in general, and the drafting of a will specifically, are things that many people avoid. Admittedly, some of the issues which must be addressed can often be difficult to discuss. However, our experienced team of estate planning lawyers is here to make the process as beneficial and painless to you as possible. We find that our clients often feel as though a weight has been lifted off of them, once they have a will in place. It is a satisfying feeling to know that you have provided for your loved ones.
Why Do I Need a Will?
A will “speaks” only when you no longer are available to make your meaning and intentions clear. A well-crafted will deals effectively and unambiguously with all foreseeable future circumstances and leaves little or nothing to chance. Our attorneys pride themselves on listening intently and asking the right questions, in order to prepare documents well-suited to your circumstances and your wishes.
Dependable estate planning tools that can benefit your family’s future financial security include:
- Testamentary documents – i.e., wills and codicils (amendments to wills)
- Revocable living trusts (will substitutes)
- Estate tax minimization strategies
- Advance health care directives, health care proxies and living wills
- Irrevocable living trusts, including life insurance trusts, asset protection trusts, Medicaid trusts
- Other types of trusts, such as bypass, credit shelter, charitable, and special (or supplemental) needs and dynasty trusts, to be incorporated into your will
- Durable powers of attorney
- Family limited partnerships
- Guardianships and conservatorships
In appropriate situations, we can advise you on, and help you implement, strategies to avoid probate litigation or other “attacks” on your estate.
For nearly four decades, the estate planning team at KGG has recognized that an effective, skillfully prepared estate plan is one of the best gifts you can give to your family and loved ones. Without it, those for whom you have the most concern may have to deal with difficult consequences such as, unnecessary taxes or avoidable litigation.
What Will an Estate Plan Do for Me?
Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., can help you determine exactly which estate planning services and documents will best suit your situation. Our skilled estate lawyers have guided families in Rockland, Bergen and surrounding counties to lasting estate planning solutions since 1975. We educate you to the building blocks of any strong estate plan, update you on the process of our documentation and are available to honestly address any questions and concerns you may have.
Do You Need to Prepare a Will or Update a Will?
Count on the estate planning attorneys at KGG for a confidential consultation about drafting a testamentary will or updating an existing will. Our estate, probate and trust administration law offices in New York or New Jersey can be reached by our online contact form or toll free at (800) 711-5258. We can accommodate your need for an evening appointment.