New York City Estate Planning Attorney

New York City Estate Planning and Probate Attorneys

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When it comes to planning the future of your estate, it’s recommended to get an attorney who has the expertise in helping you with your purchase living not only yourself but your entire family living a satisfied life. With an attorney you are spending money for legal information that would never pass your mind but it’s much better than spending thousands on mistakes that’ll stick to you for months or even years. With planning your estate you need to write a will and/or a trust.


With trusts, there’s the trustor, trustee, the beneficiaries or just a beneficiary, and the grantor, who approves theses trusts. The trustor is the person that makes the trust for the assets he or she is holding. The trustee is the person that holds responsibility of the trustor’s belongings all for taking care of the beneficiaries after death. Then the beneficiaries are people or even an organization that will benefit from this plan.


Life insurance is needed to proceed further payments of your family home after your death, though with property insurance, you can get covered if you’ve been ever injured on your own property. To make sure that everyone in the household is taken care of, it’s important to list your important sources of assets like; belongings, accounts, investments, and other kinds of ways you may be increasing these assets should be kept within one document. Only one person you trust should know where it can be and help manage these funds. Another note to add is that you can also assign the role of the executor, who is the person to make a list of wishes from the will happen, and the guardian of your children to be your trustee who can ensure safety of all your capital.

Joint Tenancy Is An Option

Joint tenancy can also be a good option when it comes to managing your assets. All you have to do is be the co-signer of your home between yourself and your spouse. If any spouse has passed the other gets the rest of what he or she owns but if this happens the other needs to pay more costs on the deceased spouses side such as the total taxes on the house that’s been co-signed. You would pay double the taxes. To prevent this you can always sign up to a Limited Liability Company and avoid any kind of these difficulties. Any limited liability company enables you to own a piece of real estate from just one family member and manage it without any trouble.

Get An Estate Lawyer

These steps are important when it comes to needing to know where your money could end up. All this can be beneficial for everyone in your household especially when it comes to huge sums of cash that can help with any extra payments instead of having to deal with all the court battles which is something any family should not go through. You would want to make sure that everyone gets the best care they can get from all these finances and put it to use for their rightful owners. It’s best to plan ahead and avoid any conflict that can make things more complicated when they shouldn’t. So remember who you would put in your will and be held responsibly for who would be your executor, trustee, and/or guardian of your children.


1. What is an Estate Settlement?

An estate settlements is the process of a decedent’s estate being transferred  to an assigned trustee or beneficiaries. There’s also planning of who obtains all these assets but expenses that go with it all.

2. Who Inherits When There is no Will?

In estate planning with no heirs all of the decedents assets is determined by the court or distributed to organizations that provided these assets in the first place. With the estate, it’s also determined with who receives the household but more funds and fees will be included. Usually the spouse or any other close relatives would inherit these assets but again, fees is included.

3. How much is a probate?

The price of the probate in NY, it go from $300 to $800 an hour. The service fee for the estate attorney can be over $3000.

4. What is a Will Contest?

A Will contest occurs when the probate has been challenged. This can occur if the Wills isn’t clear or many things everyone in the family won’t agree with. More fees can occur but may be getting rid of the possibility of other fees if the Will is challenged. The attorney must supervise the entire process as well to make the document more valid.

5. Does New York Have an Inheritance Tax or Estate Tax?

New York doesn’t include a inheritance tax but a estate tax is included by law with federal taxes.

6. Can an irrevocable trust be amended?

One thing you can do by is to remove assets you’ve written within the trust. You will still have the trust on file but it’ll be one that is empty. There’s also booking an appointment with the court through a trustee since he or she is responsible for making any adjustments as well in the trust even if it’s irrevocable. As long as there’s a good reason for the modification.

7. How long do you have to work to collect unemployment in NY?

According to the official website, you need to be working for at least a month and in file at least $2,700 in wages.Your base period also needs to be higher than your quarter wages.

8. Who may be appointed to handle an estate proceeding?

In a will, it’s whoever the executor is, but if there is no will, a person who qualifies to be responsible will serve as an administrator. Then either executor or administrator will handle the estate proceeding.

9. Can I make a handwritten will?

You can make handwritten Wills but some states have different procedures when it comes to this which makes the process itself more complicated. It’s best to get an official legal document from an estate attorney because it’s more organized, effective, and official.

10. Can I collect unemployment if I go to school?

To receive unemployment you need to document that you’re looking for work and enrolled in school to receive some benefits.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. The content of this blog may not reflect the most current legal developments. No attorney-client relationship is formed by reading this blog or contacting Morgan Legal Group.

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