Brooklyn wills and trusts attorney Alessandro F. Marra has helped thousands of families, individuals and small business owners with wills and trusts since he opened his office in Brooklyn in 1986. He has the legal knowledge and skills to help you protect your assets for the future and for your family.
You don't need to have a large family or extensive assets to benefit from the security that an estate plan can provide. To learn how your family can plan for the future through wills, trusts and other estate planning solutions tailored to your specific circumstances, contact the Law Offices of Alessandro F. Marra for a free consultation.
Avoid Disputes and Confusion by Creating a Will
A last will and testament is the most basic estate planning tool. Within certain legal limits, it directs the transfer of your assets according to your intentions. It can also express your wishes about burial, memorial services or other arrangements after you are gone.
The certainty of having a will in place can go far to avoid confusion and disputes over who gets what within a family. If you have a will, but you haven't reviewed it in several years, it's probably a good idea to go over it with an estate planning lawyer to make sure that it meets current personal and family needs.
Asset Protection Through Careful Planning
Not all of your assets will transfer by will upon death. Joint bank accounts, certain retirement benefits, insurance policies and certain forms of real estate ownership will create survivorship rights for a co-owner or beneficiary, most frequently your spouse. There might be some question as well about the proper title to business assets. Alessandro F. Marra, Esq. can review your situation and give you dependable advice about what property will be included in your estate and what will not be.
Sometimes there are good reasons to keep assets out of your estate so that they don't transfer by will and, therefore, stay out of probate. A living trust can take title to your assets, and then transfer the beneficial interest while bypassing probate after you are gone. Other trusts can meet different objectives, like family business management succession, taking care of disabled or vulnerable relatives, or planning to manage and reduce future estate tax liability.
New York Living Will Attorney Providing Protection When You Are Incapacitated
For some families, the most important part of the estate plan won't involve the eventual transfer of assets through wills or trusts. Instead, the focus will fall on powers of attorney, living wills and health care proxies. Careful planning for periods of disability, legal incapacity or extreme end-of-life medical conditions can spare your family hard and painful decisions.
The Law Offices of Alessandro F. Marra is ready to provide practical solutions and individualized attention to whatever estate planning issues you need to address. Close client interaction is a hallmark of our practice, and you can depend on our law firm for prompt service and straightforward advice. Whether you are in Brooklyn, Long Island or Queens, contact a New York living will lawyer for more information.
Law Offices of Alessandro F. Marra, Esq.
1142 East 92nd Street
Brooklyn NY 11236
Based in Brooklyn, New York, the Law Offices of Alessandro F. Marra, Esq., represents individuals and business clients in Kings County, Queens County, New York County, Richmond County and surrounding communities, including Long Island.