Branch: Woodside

Estate PlanningEstate planning, probate, estate administration, and Medicaid applications are just a few of the services that we offer Woodside residents. Whether you need a simple will or a complex trust to shelter your assets from Medicaid or other creditors, we have the expertise necessary to help you reach your goals. Our rates are reasonable and our client satisfaction rate is second to none. We are experienced in drafting living wills, powers of attorney, health care proxies, last will and testaments, revocable living trusts, Medicaid trusts, and other complex legal documents.

We work hard to make sure that your loved ones get as much of your inheritance as possible by minimizing estate taxes and/or Medicaid recovery and liens.

At The Law Offices of Roman Aminov, clients looking for an estate lawyer in Woodside or will & trust attorney are given all the time they need to understand exactly what needs to be done in planning for the future.

The Law Offices of Roman Aminov is proud to offer the our area with the finest estate planning, probate, estate administration, & elder law services.

For a free consultation to discuss your probate law needs in Woodside, please contact The Law Offices of Roman Aminov at (347)766-2685 or by clicking here.

Issues That Should Be Considered In An Estate Plan

It can be very difficult for some people to look into the future and plan their life accordingly. Some people struggle with the thought of growing older and eventually needing support from other people to live. As terrifying as these thoughts might be, it would be even more terrifying to be facing that situation without having prepared a plan for it. While still in a sound state of mind, it is best to consider possible scenarios that can occur and be prepared for it. When creating an estate plan with the help of an attorney, the following situations should be planned for:

Medical decisions

These are especially important to be made while people are still in a sane disposition. This includes designating power of attorney to a close loved one for making decisions about medical treatment in case a person becomes incapacitated or loses the ability to make sound decisions. If you should eventually suffer from dementia you will be grateful that you at least got to choose someone you know you can trust to care for you.

Mobility issues

With aging comes the deterioration of our senses and acuity. There may come a time when you become unfit to operate a vehicle. If it comes to that, alternate arrangements should be prepared so that you don’t lose your independence. Driving aside, you may eventually require the use of a wheelchair to get around. You will want to be in an environment that appropriately supports your transportation needs, including being wheel-chair accessible.

Woodside Estate issues and the people responsible for them

Most people immediately think about how they want to distribute their assets to their heirs. There are many issues that need to be considered before you can leave assets to your beneficiaries. Estate taxes need to be accounted for, debts and liabilities settled, and documents validated. One of the most important things you need to consider is who you would like to be the executor of your will. This responsibility dictates that your wishes will be fulfilled in accordance to your instructions. You also need to think about to whom you will bestow power of attorney to for financial and legal decisions, whether you are alive or not.

End-of-life concerns

These issues need to be discussed early on so that your family will know what to do in the worst case scenario. If you wish to create a do-not-resuscitate order to avoid being in a vegetative state, this should be dictated in your estate planning. Your funeral arrangements, designated persons for power of attorney, and other things should be arranged.

Making plans for worst case scenarios is generally not a pleasant thought. However, should these challenging situations ever happen to you, you would be much better off if you had prepared for it. When talking about your plans for the future with your spouse, children, or parents, it might be easier to have an estate planning attorney around to guide you through the process and make your planning experience much easier for you.

Some interesting facts about the area:

From Wikipedia:

Woodside is a middle class and commercial neighborhood in the western portion of the New York City borough of Queens. It is bordered on the south by Maspeth, on the north by Astoria, on the west by Sunnyside and on the east by Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. Some areas are widely residential and very quiet, while others (especially closer to Roosevelt Avenue) are more urban. The neighborhood is located in Queens Community Board 1 and Queens Community Board 2.

You can click here for a nice Legal & Courts Google Map for Woodside NY. This will come in handy for those who need it.