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In Need of a Massapequa Estate Planning Lawyer?

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. There can be nuances in New York estate law that could affect the way an estate is structured. Massapequa estate lawyer, Anthony Ballato will work with you to identify and address instances when additional actions are required to fulfill these anticipated needs.

What is an Estate?

What is an estate? It sounds like the answer should be simple. Its meaning can have many implications in the law, so defining your estate is vital for the well-being of your family and future. In basic terms, an estate is everything that makes up your net worth including land and real estate, possessions, financial securities, cash and any other asset in which you have a financial interest. The value of your estate is the total of all of these assets, minus any liabilities.

Looking for a Massapequa, Long Island Estate Planning Lawyer?

Unless you declare bankruptcy, the importance of your estate is most relevant upon your death. Be certain to take complete inventory of your estate to avoid legal issues. This inventory may include the following:

This may include your home, vacation home, investment properties, and property left to you in a will or trust.

"Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate."

Ambrose Bierce

Do it the Right Way With a Massapequa Estate Planning Lawyer

When the investment of your life’s work is laid out, you recognize the importance of hiring the right attorney to help you navigate your estate as it passes from you to your loved ones. The Law Office of Anthony T. Ballato in Massapequa, Long Island will guide you through the complex estate process. With our personalized Long Island estate planning, we answer all of your questions about what to include and how to best transfer your assets upon your death.

You’ve worked hard to provide for the next generation. Let us work hard to make certain your assets are protected. Call our office today at (516) 541-9080 or request a free initial consultation!

Don't wait until you realize it's too late!

Estate planning isn't one of the things to put off in life