Whatever your stage of life, having a plan set out for your own long-term needs, the safety of your estate, and the security of your loved ones is vitally important.
At The Matus Law Group, we have devoted our law practice to offering peace of mind to our clients with professional estate planning and administration, special needs planning, elder law and Medicaid planning, and probate law advice. Protecting your legacy and ensuring your loved ones’ future is our expertise, and we bring over twenty years of experience to the table.
You have worked hard throughout your lifetime, not only to collect assets but also to take care of your loved ones, some of whom may be especially vulnerable. Estate planning isn’t only about who will benefit from your accumulations but how you will take care of those loved ones and yourself, long-term.
With the assistance and advice of a New York estate planning attorney, you can ensure that your needs will be taken care of when the time comes and that your loved ones will get the resources they need according to your wishes. You can have peace of mind as you go forward and leave your family free from uncertainty upon your death.
Although planning your estate requires you to have difficult conversations, they are critical ones. With well-considered estate planning in place, you can go into the future free from anxiety about how your loved ones will be taken care of.
Estate planning is not just a dry set of legal directives and forms. It is the heart and soul of the culmination of a lifetime. At The Matus Law Group, we treat it as such. Regardless of complexities, we understand the momentous responsibility you have entrusted us in designing a tailored estate plan.
Our estate planning attorneys work closely with you to understand your wishes, concerns, and legal needs to ensure your future safety and security as well as those who will be impacted upon your death. Your estate is like no other, and we take the time to address those unique needs by:
Our main area of expertise is ensuring a special needs child’s care and future through a special needs trust. The special needs attorneys at The Matus Law Group bring empathy and firsthand experience to the table.
A special needs trust will legally protect assets to ensure that your child still has access to the public benefits he or she will need going forward. Consequently, when that child turns 18, he or she will still be able to receive benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income, while the trust manages funds for your child’s additional needs.
Although trust funds cannot pay for basic living expenses, they can provide supplemental funds for medical devices, therapies, recreational enrichment, and other things that would be considered supplemental costs. We would be happy to discuss how special needs estate planning can benefit your situation and offer comprehensive, knowledgeable advice.
Preparing special needs estate planning document is a complex undertaking, to learn more please call today: (929) 412-1808.
As one of the most foundational documents in New York State estate planning, your will sets out your wishes for your assets’ disposition after your death. An individual who dies without the benefit of a will opens the estate to a lengthy, complicated, and expensive probate mechanism. It also leaves your family dealing with a tremendous amount of uncertainty about how you would want your assets divided.
As an essential estate planning device, having a will allows you to pass on belongings, financial assets, and real estate to specified individuals according to your wishes. It also sets out who will be guardians to your young children. New York State has specific requirements concerning the execution of a will. Having the guidance and assistance of a NYC estate planning lawyer ensures that your best wishes are carefully considered, and your will is drafted and executed properly, following all New York State laws. To speak with a top-rated estate planning lawyer about your estate plan or last will and testament, call today: (929) 412-1808.
Having a will is an excellent first step toward estate planning goals but many times, a trust ensures asset protection and tax benefits that a will does not.
A trust forms a separate third-party entity that can own assets on behalf of a beneficiary. Trusts are beneficial because they avoid probate, taxes, and fees, and can protect assets and real estate from creditors. After your death, the assets get passed to the remaining beneficiaries of the trust.
There are different kinds of trusts that offer various benefits, depending upon your unique situation. Our New York estate planning team would be glad to discuss these strategies with you. Call to make an appointment, we can be reached by phone at (929) 412-1808 or email.
As we age, we want to make sure that our wishes are carried out and our own needs are met. At The Matus Law Group, our skilled estate planning lawyers are here to discuss and draft healthcare and long-term care documents to protect you in matters of healthcare emergencies, end-of-life decisions, and protection of assets if you require long-term care. We can help you with a:
To discuss your estate plan and how it pertains to NY elder law, call today, our talented estate planning attorneys are ready to help (929) 412-1808.
For over twenty years, individuals in the tri-state area have put their trust in the professional estate planning lawyers at The Matus Law Group. No matter the size or complexity of your estate, we take the time to understand your needs and develop and implement a plan that protects your assets and your legacy. Contact our law firm for a free consultation to discuss any of your NYC estate planning needs.
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