Poughkeepsie Estate Planning Lawyers
Ready to Help You Prepare for the Future & Protect Your Family
Although many people don’t think about it, estate planning is an important part of your family’s financial interests. Creating a will and several trusts can ensure your wishes are fulfilled, provide for your family, and reduce the tax burden of your estate. You may think estate planning only applies to the wealthy, but it can benefit anyone who wishes to protect their family’s future, especially if you suddenly pass away or experience a significant medical emergency.
At McCabe, Coleman, Ventosa & Patterson PLLC, we are ready to help you draft the necessary documents or discuss any current documents that either require updating or analyzing. We can review your documents, make sure everything is legally binding, and protect your rights and best interests.
Our Poughkeepsie estate planning attorneys can perform the following types of tasks:
- Develop wills and trusts
- Property and debt inventory
- Determine who will distribute your assets to your loved ones
- Establish legal guardianship of your minor children
- Name beneficiaries in retirement and life insurance accounts
- Thoroughly assets insurance policies
- Find ways to minimize taxes and other expenses related to your estate
If you need to consult with a lawyer on any matter, call McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC for experienced and capable representation or a courteous referral to another qualified professional:
Simple Will – A will is the most basic form of estate planning. This document details what happens to your property and assets after your death.
Power of Attorney – In the event that you are injured or incapacitated, a power of attorney allows someone else to manage the affairs of your life.
Living Will – If you suffer an illness or injury that prevents you from communicating, a living will informs your doctors and loved ones about what type of medical care you want to receive, as well as what type of medical care you do not want to receive.
Health Care Proxy – Under the New York Health Care Proxy Law, you have the right to choose someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you are disabled and unable to communicate your wishes.
Speak with Our Legal Team Today
Our firm provides a variety of estate planning services and tools for all families. Since planning your estate entails making hard decisions about private matters, having an experienced lawyer on your side can help you make sure you make the best choices.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you prepare for the future.