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
Long Island Estate Planning Lawyer
Protect Your Estate through the Execution of a Will
If you die without a will or any other type of estate plan, your estate will pass according to the New York laws on intestacy. The process is typically time-consuming and could be potentially expensive and emotionally stressful for your loved ones. One of the greatest gifts you can give your family is the preparation and execution of an effective estate plan. A simple will can help them avoid stress, anxiety and even conflict.
At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, we have provided comprehensive estate planning service to people throughout Long Island for more than 20 years. We have a thorough knowledge of all the different tools available to help you meet your goals, including the use of wills. We will carefully assess your situation and identify your goals, and work closely with you to put measures in place that protect your estate and minimize the challenges for your heirs. We offer special discounts to senior citizens, and will come to your home to meet with you, if necessary.
For a free initial consultation, contact us online or call us at 631-425-7299 .
The Preparation and Execution of a Valid Will
With an effective will, you can provide clear and specific instructions regarding:
- The distribution of property upon your death—You can make specific bequests, designating that certain items of property go to named individuals. You can identify charitable organizations that are entitled to some portion of your estate. You can also designate that all or some of the assets of your estate be sold, and the proceeds divided any way you wish.
- The payment of final debts and taxes
- The care of minor children, or of adults for whom you are the guardian or conservator
Attorney Lawston will evaluate your circumstances to determine whether your interests are best served with a simple will, or whether you should consider a pour-over will, where you designate that some or all of your assets be distributed to a trust upon your death.
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 the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston
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.