Making the job of Executor, Administrator, Trustee and Probate easy for you
Whether you are a fiduciary or beneficiary, we can help you
Exclusive focus on probate, estates & trusts · 20+ years of experience · Various retainer options available
Experienced Long Island Estate Planning Lawyer
Living and Testamentary Trusts | Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts | Special Needs Trusts
One of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones is the creation and implementation of a clear and effective estate plan. With a trust, you can avoid the need to have your estate pass through probate, saving time, money and a lot of work for your beneficiaries. Because a trust creates a separate legal entity, the property you put into a trust does not change ownership upon your death, so there’s no need to put it through the probate process. At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, we have more than 20 years of experience helping people effectively plan their estates. We have a thorough understanding of the different estate planning tools, including trusts, and will carefully evaluate your situation, and work closely with you to implement the trust that best fits your needs. If a trust is not the best option to meet your goals, we will carefully explain all other options, so that you make the best decisions for you and your family. We provide special discounts to senior citizens, and will travel to your home, if necessary. Contact our office to set up a free initial consultation.
Our Trust Preparation and Execution Services
When you hire us to help you develop your estate plan, we will start by learning as much as we can about your specific situation. Attorney Lawston will carefully determine the details of your estate, as well as your objectives, to determine whether a trust will best help you accomplish your goals. We will gather all necessary information so that we can prepare and execute the trust that best fits your needs. We can help you implement:
- Revocable or irrevocable trusts—A revocable trust gives you the power to change it during your lifetime, but is still considered a personal asset for creditor and estate tax purposes. Assets in an irrevocable trust are not accessible to creditors or subject to estate tax.
- Living or testamentary trusts—A living trust goes into effect during your lifetime. A testamentary trust is typically created by your will.
- Special needs trusts (SNTs)—A special needs trust is typically set up for the benefit of an elderly or disabled person, so that they can qualify for public assistance benefits.
We represent clients nationwide, if you are a fiduciary (executor, administrator, or trustee) an heir or beneficiary of a New York estate. If the decedent died in New York or has assets in New York State, we can help you. If you are chosen to represent the estate or if you are receiving an inheritance from a New York estate, contact our law firm today.
There are Two Types of New York Estates
- The Decedent resided in NY at the time of death and their domicile is New York at the time of death; or
- There are assets located in NY, at the time of death, and an ancillary proceeding is needed. The Decedent may have died elsewhere.
Contact Our Office
Bonnie Lawston dedicates her practice to making the job of the Executor, Administrator, Trustee and Probate or Administration process easy for you. Whether you are a fiduciary, beneficiary or heir, we can help you, protect your interests and maximize your inheritance. The firm has represented individuals throughout the United States and in New York, throughout long island including but not limited to Huntington, Melville, Syosset, Sag Harbor, Garden City, Mineola, Bayshore, Dix Hills, Oyster Bay, Belle Terre, East Norwich, Muttontown, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Bay, Lloyd Harbor, Pt. Jefferson, Pt. Washington, Glen Head, Glen Cove, Bayville, South Hampton, Hampton Bays, to name a few, in matters dealing with Estate and Probate administration. For more information, contact Law Office of Bonnie Lawston at 631-425-7299 for a free consultation.