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Trusts & Estates Overview

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Reliable Brooklyn Trusts and Estates Attorney

Planning your estate is the best way you can protect your hard-earned assets, your family and your future health. As a highly respected, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated estates attorney in Brooklyn, Peter G. Gray advises you on your estate options, including the use of wills and trusts. He also helps you plan for other needs, including providing for your children and establishing representatives to make financial and health care decisions should you become unable to do so yourself.

Estates

Your estate consists of all of your property and assets, including your family home, real estate, savings, jewelry and clothes, automobiles and any other property you own. When you pass away, your estate should be bequeathed to your named beneficiaries in a will or other legal instrument. As an experienced Brooklyn estate planning attorney, I help you draft all your necessary estate planning instruments and related documents regarding your health care decisions, finances and family:

  • Health care proxies
  • Guardianship provisions
  • Deed transfers
  • Medicaid and elder planning

Before your property can be distributed according to the terms of your will, the will must be submitted to the Surrogate’s Court for probate. A knowledgeable Brooklyn will attorney can assist with this process.

Trusts

Trusts are another way you can distribute your estate and transfer assets to your beneficiaries. Trusts are often used to avoid lengthy probate and minimize tax consequences, and may be created during your lifetime or after your death. There are many different types of trusts a trusts and estates attorney in Brooklyn can help you create, each of which have a specific purpose:

  • Revocable living trusts
  • Irrevocable living trusts
  • Charitable trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Pet trusts
  • Family trusts

As an experienced Brooklyn deeds attorney, I help you ensure your trust is properly funded through the appropriate deeds and other estate planning documents. To learn more about valid trusts and types of trust that may benefit you and your family, please see my work as a trusts attorney in Brooklyn.

Medicaid planning for elder estate planning

Medicaid, a federal and New York State health program, is intended to help elders with low incomes and limited assets. It is a complex program that can confuse even the most sophisticated minds. As a Brooklyn living wills lawyer and estate attorney, I strive to help you understand how Medicaid may suit your needs and explain all its rules, regulations and financial consequences so you can make the most informed decisions for your situation.

Contact an attorney for assistance with your will, trust or estate

At the Law Offices of Peter G. Gray, P.C., we provide end-to-end assistance for all your trusts and estates needs so you can have peace of mind. To learn more about your estate options, call today at 929-367-4333 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

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