Estate Planning Attorney

We’ve all been told that if we do nothing else to take care of our legal affairs, we should write a will. That’s pretty good advice.

estate planningIf you don’t make a will before your death, state law will determine who gets your property (and it may well not be whom you would have chosen), and a judge may decide who will raise your children. In your will, you can make these decisions yourself.

While you may be considering writing a will on your own, we would urge you to reconsider. New York State has very specific requirements in order for a will to be considered valid, if your do-it-yourself will is not exactly to the standards set by the state, it is the same as not having a will at all.

You know you need a will, be sure you draft it correctly with the help of Kathleen Gaines.

Probate law

In addition to creating wills, Kathleen Gaines can also assist with establishing a power of attorney, probate court, and setting up living trusts. The legal process after the loss of a loved one can be daunting, we can ease your burden with sound legal advice and guidance. Our office can help with estate taxes, establishing executors, life insurance, and ultimately avoiding probate by following New York State laws before it’s too late.

Contact our office in Williamsville, NY to schedule an appointment with an estate planning attorney.