Estate Planning & Estate Litigation
If you or a loved one has worked a lifetime to accumulate property, belongings and investments, these assets deserve to be protected. At Tilem & Associates, PC, our White Plains wills and trusts lawyers are proud to help people throughout the New York metropolitan area, from Westchester County to Suffolk County, protect the wealth they have spent a lifetime building.
We offer free initial consultations in which our attorneys sit down with potential clients, listen to them carefully, and then suggest an estate plan that best fits their needs. Our estate planning lawyers can help you understand the complex structure of laws related to gifts, estates, wills and trusts, and provide needed guidance.
Serving residents of White Plains and beyond, our wills and trusts lawyers have handled a number of delicate probate, estate planning, and estate administration matters. Just a few estate planning elements that we can provide include:
- Drafting Simple, Complex and Pour-over Wills
- Revocable, Irrevocable, Children’s and Charitable Trusts
- Limited Family Partnerships
- Living Wills
- Healthcare Proxies
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Business Succession Planning
- Estate Tax Issues (see below)
Without a comprehensive estate plan, the courts may end up making choices regarding the disposition of your assets and guardianship of your minor children. We work to ensure that our clients control what happens to their estates. We can also assist people who are currently dealing with probate or estate administration.Dealing With Estate Tax Issues?
At Tilem & Associates, PC, many of our estate planning clients are interested in avoiding estate taxes as much as possible. Our White Plains wills and trusts attorneys work closely with accountants and investment advisors who understand tax avoidance matters and can help our clients minimize estate taxes.
On top of New York’s significant estate tax, you may have to deal with federal estate taxes, which are very complicated. As you may be aware, the federal estate tax is scheduled to be repealed effective in the year 2010. However, the federal estate tax goes back into effect with a pre-2004 exclusion the very next year, 2011.Contact Us for a Free, No-Risk Consult
If you would like a free consultation with a wills and trusts attorney at the White Plains firm of Tilem & Associates, PC to discuss any estate planning issue, please call us at (877) 377-8666.