Highly Experienced Guidance Regarding Wills And Trusts

No one likes to think about death, but estate planning gives you the control over what will happen to your home and other assets after death. A strategic, carefully developed estate plan will also provide peace of mind to your loved ones. For many families, an estate plan can help minimize the impact of estate taxes. A skilled, knowledgeable attorney will be essential in creating a plan that is tailored precisely to your needs.

At the Law Offices of Valerie A. Shivers, we work closely with families to create estate planning instruments such as wills and trusts. Our lawyers create the full range of wills and trusts, including:

  • Wills
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Insurance trusts
  • Various grantor and personal residence trusts
  • Pooled income trusts

Is A Will Or Trust Best For My Needs?

In your free initial consultation, we will discuss whether a will, a trust or a combination of these tools will be right for you. For some families and individuals, a will may be the appropriate estate planning tool. A will states exactly who will receive your assets upon your death. A will can also state who will be appointed as executor or executrix of your estate, and can designate guardians if you have minor children.

A trust is a flexible estate planning option with many positive attributes. One key benefit of a trust is that any assets contained in a trust are not subject to probate. This can save your loved ones time and money. For some families, both a will and a trust may be the best option.

Without a will or trust, your assets will be distributed upon your death according to New York law. This "one-size-fits-all" approach may not reflect your needs. When you work with our lawyers, you can rely on us to develop the estate plan that best suits your needs.

Get Trusted, Experienced Answers To Your Questions

Having helped so many families through the estate planning process, our team instinctively understands the personal nature of estate planning. Each of our attorneys treats each client as we would a family member.

With locations in Garden City and Sayville, we serve families across Suffolk County, Nassau County and beyond. Call 631-438-1965 or send us a message to set up your free initial consultation. Our lawyers will visit you at home, in the hospital or in another place of your choosing.