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New York Lawyer for Wills, Trusts & Estates

The Law Office of Anthony T. Ballato provides a full range of Estate Planning, Administration, Probate and Elder Law services as well as strategies to help construct and implement a customized Estate Plan. Anthony Ballato offers legal services and consultations in a caring, professional and cost-effective way.

Templates aren't right for every need. Anthony T Ballato's Massapequa, Long Island law firm offers will and trust services.
Templates aren’t right for every need. Anthony T Ballato’s Massapequa, Long Island law firm offers will and trust services.

When it comes to planning for the distribution of wealth or assets upon death or incapacitation, it can be difficult and confusing to know what plan to follow: Should you make a will or set up a trust, and what kind? And even if you have one, how can you be sure it is designed well enough to carry out your wishes? Poorly designed wills and insufficient planning can create a number of problems during hospitalization or after your death, making good estate planning and strong wills and trusts a necessity. Anthony Ballato can help you design the right solution for you.


Everyone has an estate, and everyone’s estate is unique. Most estates contain complexities that are not covered by a one-size-fits-all template for estate planning. Anthony Ballato evaluates the needs of each client and their estate planning goals and helps them decide if they need a trust, then helps ensure that the appropriate trust is created. Examples of trusts the lawyer has helped clients create are supplemental needs trusts, testamentary trusts, living or revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, Medicaid qualified trusts, and pour-over wills.


If a client wants to avoid probate and the cost of probate in New York, Anthony Ballato can suggest a variety of trusts or lifetime transfers. However, sometimes probate cannot be avoided, and Anthony Ballato’s law firm handles all aspects of probate, estate administration and proceedings, estate litigation, will contests and miscellaneous proceedings. If probate is inevitable, clients can trust Anthony Ballato has the experience to handle it.

Protecting Trusts & Wills
Even with the most well-crafted wills, litigation or disputes may arise about the meaning or validity surrounding an estate or the due execution of a Will.  Powers of attorney and asset transfers are considered in addition to probate and litigation services.  Anthony Ballato’s Massapequa law office on Long Island also provides counsel for protection against creditors’ claims and helps ensure that the right relationships are created when it comes to defining the roles of custodians, executors, trustees and fiduciaries.


Complex Estate Planning – Providing for Others
While every estate is unique, some estates require specialized planning to provide for others, including health care proxies, living wills, powers of attorney and supplemental needs trusts. Massapequa’s Anthony Ballato will work with you to identify and address instances when additional actions are required to fulfill these anticipated needs.

Our process
We are here for our clients and their families as their lives change and the services they need evolve. We respond to all calls and correspondence promptly. Our Long Island law firm also takes into consideration that certain deadlines and unexpected emergencies arise and work with you the best we can to ease the process of dealing with estates, wills and trusts.


  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Probate and Administration Proceedings
  • Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Living Trusts
  • Pour-Over Wills
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Surrogate Court Proceedings
  • Miscellaneous Proceedings
  • Elder Law and Medicaid Planning
  • Deed with Life Estate
  • Will Contests and Disputes
  • Creditor’s Claims and Defenses
  • Guardianships
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Custodians, Executors, Trustees and Fiduciaries
  • Living Wills, Health Care Proxy
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Family Limited Partnerships