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Estate planning can be complex, and it may seem overwhelming before you begin.
The estate planning attorneys at Littman Krooks are your partners in this process. We take pride in simplifying this complex process for our clients and helping you create a plan that will protect your family’s future.
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The first step in creating your estate plan is to apply the general goals of estate planning to your individual needs.
Exactly what you want to accomplish will depend on the amounts and types of assets you own, the people or entities you wish to distribute assets to, and any special considerations.
Making a thorough inventory of your assets is essential. You may intend to leave certain non-liquid assets such as real estate directly to your beneficiaries, but it is important to tally the fair market value of everything you own for planning purposes. Along with their value, you must consider how certain assets are titled. For instance, accounts with a designated beneficiary may pass directly to that person upon your death, and will not be considered part of your will.
Our experienced attorneys will help you through this process.
Leaders in Elder Law
Littman Krooks LLP combines extensive legal knowledge and expertise with individual attention to your needs. Over 25 years, we have brought astute, honest counsel and strong, thorough representation to every one of our clients.
Littman Krooks is one of two law firms in New York State and the only firm in New York City or Westchester County with three Certified Elder Law Attorneys® (CELAs); Bernard A. Krooks, Amy C. O’Hara, and Elizabeth Valentin. The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) is the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of elder law, one of the fastest growing fields in the legal profession.
Our founding partner Bernard A. Krooks, is a nationally-recognized leader in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning, and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney®.