Experienced New York Estate Planning and Probate Administration Attorneys
Long Island | Lynbrook | Queens | Suffolk County | Nassau County
When you put together a plan for the orderly distribution of your estate, the simple act of planning can be as much of a gift to your loved ones as the bequests you make. Few things can be more difficult than trying to settle an estate after the death of a loved one, particularly when you have no written instructions. We can help.
At the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo, we provide comprehensive estate planning and administration services to individuals throughout the New York City metropolitan area. We bring more than 100 years of collective experience to every case we handle. We recognize that every situation is unique, so we’ll take the time to learn the details of your estate, as well as your goals and objectives, so that we can create a customized estate plan that meets your needs.
To learn about the scope of our practice, or the ways we can help you, contact us by e-mail or call our offices at 718-350-2802 (in Queens), 516-561-6645 (in Nassau County), 631-319-8262 (in Suffolk County) or toll-free at 1-800-344-6431.
Our Estate Planning Practice
When you retain us to help you prepare an effective estate plan, we’ll start by learning as much as we can about your financial condition, as well as your wishes for the distribution of your assets. Next, we’ll carefully explain the different strategies available to help you meet your goals, including lifetime gifts, wills and trusts, and the re-titling of assets (to potentially avoid probate).
Once you’ve determined the best approach for your situation, we’ll prepare and execute all the documents necessary to put your estate plan in place, including:
- A will
- Trusts, if appropriate
- Powers of attorney
- Advance medical directives, living wills and other documents related to medical care
Our Estate and Probate Administration Services
We work closely with executors, administrators and personal representatives, helping you take the right steps to successfully settle an estate in the probate courts. We’ll:
- Ensure that you are properly appointed as executor
- Provide notice to all potential heirs and creditors of the decedent
- Prepare an accounting of the debts and assets of the estate
- Obtain property evaluations, when necessary
- Ensure that all debts are paid and all tax returns are timely filed
- Oversee the orderly distribution of the estate in accordance with the terms of the will
We understand that estate planning and probate can be complex and confusing. For a basic understanding of the process, see our introduction to estate planning and probate.
Contact Our Offices
The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo has offices in Lynbrook, Queens, and Suffolk County, and we represent individuals facing foreclosures throughout the New York metropolitan area, including Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County; and NYC’s five boroughs of The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.