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Estate Planning in Long Island | Suffolk | Nassau | New York

Everyone has an estate. Your estate is composed of your home, car, bank accounts, real estate, and any other assets you have accumulated over your lifetime. Taking the time to prepare a plan for your estate and disability, should it occur, gives you the opportunity to control what happens to your assets after your either die or are deemed incapacitated.

Estate Planning in New York

Planning for your estate involves not only naming who will receive your assets, but also how you will allocate these assets with the least amount of legal fees, taxes, and costs. Failing to create an estate plan will result in dying ‘intestate,’ and your possessions will be distributed based on state law. Rather than allowing New York law to distribute your hard-earned possessions, consult with an estate planner who is also certified in New York elder law to execute your decisions regarding your property.

At Makofsky & Associates, our attorneys can assist you in creating a last will and testament as well as in establishing any trusts that would benefit you or your heirs at the time of your death.

For more information on estate planning visit the Estate Planning FAQ page.

Planning for Disability

Disability planning involves executing a plan for long term care should you need assistance later in life. This plan includes not only preferences on the type and location of care (i.e. at home vs an assisted living center) but also how to pay for this service (i.e. private pay, Medicaid, or long-term care insurance).

Disability planning usually requires detailed knowledge of the law and rules of eligibility for benefits, all of which the certified New York elder care attorneys are versed in at Makofsky & Associates. Our attorneys can supply you with an estate planning checklist to guide you through the intricacies of estate law in New York. For further information on disability planning please refer to our Disability Planning FAQ page.

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To discuss estate and disability planning with a certified elder law attorney, schedule an appointment with a lawyer at Makofsky Law Group, P.C. by calling (516) 228-6522 or by contacting us online.

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