Living Trust Attorney
IF AVOIDING PROBATE IS YOUR GOAL, YOU NEED A GOOD LIVING TRUST ATTORNEY
A living trust can serve a number of purposes. The trust can help you avoid the probate process. It can also provide lifetime benefits such as property management in the event of disability or incapacity. There are many considerations in establishing a living trust and a living trust attorney can help determine whether a trust would be right for you. It is important to recognize that a living trust will only control those assets that are transferred into the name of the trust. Assets that remain in the name of a person at death still must be transferred pursuant to a last will or, if none, through intestate administration.
There may be some negative aspects to a living trust. There is generally no savings on federal estate or state inheritance taxes. Also, setting up a trust may be expensive, and the expense is immediate, not delayed till after the grantor's death. However, in the long run depending on the circumstances, the expense may be worthwhile if the trust provides the appropriate estate plan for the client.
I have many years of experience working with and advising clients. I work closely with clients to advance their personal desires regarding the disposition and protection of assets while providing potential tax advantages and security for their family and beneficiaries.
For personalized attentive service and a free case evaluation you can contact me by telephone (212) 355-2575, fax (212) 751-5911 or e-mail