Planning For The Future Through Wills And Estates

Long Island has many attorneys dabbling in estate planning. Any one of them will be able pull out the document you need to draft your legal will. At Futterman, Lanza & Pasculli, LLP, we take your estate preservation plans beyond the simple paperwork, and strategically protect you and your assets.

Does It Matter Which Lawyer You Hire To Write Your Will?

We understand how important estate planning is to any family and can help identify legal solutions that will work for your unique situation and avoid contentious litigation. We are a boutique law firm focused on personal client service. With us, every case is personal. Let us put our experience with trusts, estate and tax planning to work for you.

Do I Need A Will?

Do you really need a valid, updated will if your intent is to have all of your estate assets pass on to your surviving spouse or adult children? In New York, the answer is yes. Your intent should be in a writing that clearly indicates your beneficiaries and choices for executor. Proving a will to be valid is what's known as probate. While our firm will discuss strategies to avoid probate, a valid will is an important component of estate planning.

The law is very specific regarding the format and witnessing of wills. Many older wills that have not been updated result in a more expensive probate process. Without a valid last will and testament signed by yourself under the supervision of an experienced attorney, the probate court will be required to make decisions about the disposition of assets that may come under dispute. By taking the time now to draft — or update — your will, you won't be leaving your family with the burden of protecting their interests in probate court.

From our main Long Island offices in Smithtown and Bay Shore, as well as satellite offices in Valley Stream and Southampton, we draft wills and provide sound estate planning strategies for individuals and families in Nassau County, Suffolk County and communities throughout the state of New York.

Call Us To Meet About Your Will And Estate Planning Needs Today

Call our offices to arrange an opportunity to meet with wills and estates lawyers about your objectives. Our phone number is 631-894-4730 or you can contact us by email.

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