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Wills And Living Trusts

Identifying The Estate Planning Tools That Meet Your Needs

Wills and trusts are fundamental estate planning tools. Not only can a will help provide you with peace

of mind that your wishes will be carried out when you pass away, but also a trust allows for the safe

transfer of assets while you are still alive and to bypass the time and expense of probate once you are


However, in order to have a will or trust function properly when it is eventually needed, you need an

experienced wills and living trusts lawyer from DeAngelus Goralczyk, PLLC, on your side to make sure

every detail is attended to and the document is executed properly.


What Are The Benefits Of A Will?


A will directs a specific person or entity (executor) to handle all aspects of your estate, including,

distributing your personal property, paying creditors, closing accounts and reporting to the court during

probate. A will also clearly identifies which people, charities or others (beneficiaries) should receive each

asset. Additionally, a will communicates your wishes concerning guardianship of your minor children and

other sensitive issues.

Without a will, your assets will be divided according to the New York state intestacy laws and may not

be distributed as you intended. A will is a cost-effective way to avoid this result. It can also avoid conflict

once someone has passed, which will save everyone involved time, money, stress and heartache.


Why Choose A Trust?

Our lawyers can also help you use testamentary trusts and living trusts to transfer assets, if this estate

planning mechanism is appropriate. Trusts have many benefits, including:

  • Avoiding the time, expense and public nature of probate by directly transferring an asset to an intended recipient

  • Assets can be transferred to another before someone passes away

  • Protecting children from a previous marriage

  • Ensuring financial needs of a minor are met

  • Estate tax, gift tax and income tax mitigation

Even as circumstances change, our attorneys are always ready to amend documents and provide

valuable insight about other options that will help you accomplish your estate planning wishes.


New York And Florida Probate Law Firm

When the time comes where estate and trust administration is needed, we help the executor file the

will into probate and ensure that the will is followed properly. We also help trustees and other

appointed representatives carry out the provisions of trusts.

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