New York Trusts and Estates Attorney Helps You Plan
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. Whether planning the care or support of loved ones upon your death or guiding you through the probate process as you mourn the loss of a loved one, attorney Timothy Murphy can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
- Estate planning
- Estate tax issues
- Executorship duties
- Living wills/Healthcare proxy
- Probate and will disputes
- Will drafting and execution
When devising an estate plan, we consider how best to protect your children, support your loved ones and contribute to the charitable causes that are special to you.
We draft a will that reflects your desires, and establish living trusts if they advance your individual needs and your estate planning goals.
Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This ensures that when you are
most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
The process of probate typically accompanies a painful emotional loss. Knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorney Timothy Murphy can ease the stress of probating the
We assist executors in all steps of the complex process of probating a will in New York probate court, including:
- Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
- Filing the will with the New York probate court
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying taxes and other debts
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring professionals and experts when necessary
The stress of a probate dispute can compound the pain of losing a loved one. When disputes arise, attorney Murphy's composed courtroom demeanor can calm the emotionally charged process of challenging an invalid will or defending a valid will against erroneous claims made by unhappy beneficiaries. If you choose to preserve amiable family relationships, we can skillfully mediate disputes to reach just, equitable resolutions with your loved ones. When necessary, we assertively defend your beneficiary rights within the New York probate court.
Contact an estate planning lawyer you can trust at The Murphy Law Office
For thorough and professional legal service in Saugerties, call us at 845.246.9575 or contact us online.