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Plan For Your Future Before It's Here

The Law Office of Michael J. Brescia Can Help

As you grow older, it becomes important to consider the future of your assets and estate. Without proper planning, everything that you have worked so hard to achieve and to build could be scattered by the court while your loved ones are left wanting. At The Law Office of Michael J. Brescia, P.C., we can help you prepare a plan now so that you are free to enjoy whatever the future may hold.

Regardless of the value of your estate, it is crucial to preserve your wealth and assets for those you care most about. Our lawyer is equipped with nearly 15 years of experience and can provide the knowledgeable perspective you need at this time. Call today for a consultation!

How Much Does an Estate Have to be Worth to go to Probate in New York?

An estate will have to be worth over $30,000 for the estate to be probated when there is a will. The court has a small estate proceeding when the estate is below $30,000. If the estate has no will, it is "administered" not probated.

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When it comes to the team you choose, size is not always an indicator of success. Our personal firm stands out with our client-centered approach and attention to detail. Beginning with a free case evaluation, we will assess your goals and craft a solution that goes above and beyond your expectations. We have successfully helped clients with a wide range of estate planning matters.

Why Estate Planning is Important

It is a common misconception that estate planning is only for the extremely wealthy. In reality, most people can benefit from the use of one. Many people have something that they have worked hard to achieve and this can be lost if you are not proactive.

Benefits of Estate Planning

  • One of the greatest benefits that are gained by those who plan for the future is that they provide a great sense of ease and peace of mind in that they know their loved ones and their estate will be protected.
  • An estate plan allows for the preparation of any unexpected situations that arise. In the event that you pass or are no longer capable of making a decision in regards to your estate, there is a documented plan of what you would prefer to happen.
  • Having an estate plan can be beneficial for those that become disabled and do not possess the mental functioning to determine what steps to take. Developing a plan prior to this situation can help avoid assets from being affected by creditors, lawsuits and other issues. You can also name the person that you want to carry out the duties of the plan.
  • Estates are known to come with many taxes and a well-formulated estate plan can reduce a number of these.
  • Probate is often a long, drawn-out process. It can be challenging for loved ones to go through, especially when they are simultaneously dealing with a great loss. An estate plan can also prepare for this and take precaution against any matters that could set the process back.
  • For those that have beneficiaries that are to receive assets, they can avoid losing some of it or losing their government assistance.
  • An inheritance can come with terms and this will allow you to release the inheritance only if certain conditions are met. This could be that a child attends college.
  • If your spouse remarries after you have passed, planning can protect the inheritance of your children so that it is not lost in the new marriage to other children.

Let us help you with any of the following:

Financial, Investment & Retirement Planning

  • Save for retirement—before and during your retirement years
  • Protect your family or business with risk management solutions
  • Save for college expenses
  • Minimize taxes through tax-advantaged investing
  • Create lifetime income strategies
  • Maintain your independence with long-term care insurance
  • Save for something special (wedding, vacation, second home, etc.)
  • Gain confidence in your investment choices
  • Create a legacy for your family
  • Preserve your wealth
  • Fulfill your charitable wishes

    Call an Attorney in Long Island, NY Today

    Estate planning takes time, which is why we encourage you to reach out to us right away. The less rushed you feel now, the more confidently you can look ahead to the future. Our firm takes great pride in all that we've accomplished over the years and is eager to invite your family to share in that history.

    Want to schedule a free consultation? Contact The Law Office of Michael J. Brescia, P.C.

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    • Nearly 15 Years of Experience

    • Individual Focus, Personal Representation

    • Broad Range of Experience & Knowledge

    • Prioritizing the Best Interests of Our Clients

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