Experienced Manhattan Estate Planning Lawyers
For more than two decades, New York residents, families and business owners have been turning to the partners of Einbinder & Dunn for answers to questions and dependable estate planning services. Understanding that no two clients are in the same circumstances and that wills should be just as unique, the firm's attorneys take a hands-on, more personal approach in working with clients to draft wills that are part of comprehensive, integrated estate plans.
Wills can be fairly straightforward or highly complex, depending on your wishes, assets and legal needs. Generally, a well-considered, properly drafted will can serve several purposes, including:
- Naming executors, trustees and guardians
- Minimizing and possibly eliminating federal estate taxes
- Controlling the distribution of business assets upon death
- Transferring a company ownership interest
- Appointing a guardian for minor children
- Establishing and funding a trust for minor children
- Controlling the distribution of items of personal significance
Will Requirements and Limitations
People face more estate planning choices than ever before. Internet websites offer discount wills, and computer programs allow users to create their own. But with these "do-it-yourself" wills also come pitfalls. Wills — especially in New York state — are complicated legal documents that must be drafted to meet your unique needs. New York places strict requirements on wills and failure to draft or execute them properly can lead to extensive costs and family disputes. To do things properly, it is critical to turn to an experienced estate planning attorney.
Using years of experience, Einbinder & Dunn's services with respect to wills span the entire range of possibilities. We also draft and review other estate planning documents that are generally part of a complete estate plan. These include living wills, health care proxies and special powers of attorney.
For questions or additional information about Einbinder & Dunn's trusts, wills and estate services, please contact Einbinder & Dunn by completing our online contact form or by calling 866-490-4909 or 212-391-9500 to speak with one of the firm's partners.