Nassau County, Long Island Estate Planning Attorneys
The process of estate planning can be difficult, both in terms of its emotional impact and in terms of the legal complications that may arise. Not only does a proper estate plan deal with issues related to what happens when you pass on, but it will also deal with complications that may arise while you are still living. This is why you should never attempt to plan your estate by yourself, and instead seek the guidance of an attorney with the knowledge and experience to guide you around potential pitfalls that may arise while you are planning your estate.
The estate law attorneys at Blodnick, Fazio and Clark have the experience and understanding to guide you through the process of writing your will and planning other aspects of your estate. We can help you to navigate the complex issues involved in writing your last will and testament, and help you explore the potential options that are available to you as part of the estate planning process.
The attorneys at Blodnick, Fazio & Clark help clients who are planning for incapacity by establishing Powers of Attorney to carry out their financial, medical, and end-of-life decisions. A Power of Attorney is a legal relationship that can be set up so that it is enacted immediately, or upon the event of incapacitation.
If your loved one is already incapacitated and did not appoint a Power of Attorney, the court may appoint a guardian or conservator to carry out the affairs. While a court will usually appoint a spouse or other close family member, it may also look to evidence concerning what is in the incapacitated person’s wishes and best interests.
The firm of Blodnick, Fazio & Clark is skilled in handling matters relating to the probate of wills and administering estates. Probate refers to the process of distributing a person’s estate after their death. If a will is contested, the matter may be litigated in Surrogate’s Court. The attorneys at the firm handle estate litigation from the beginning to the end. The attorneys at the firm understand that such events occur at an emotionally charged time while you are still grieving for your loved one. The firm is dedicated to dealing with such matters with compassion and sensitivity while representing their clients’ best interests.