We offer clients comprehensive legal counseling whether the goal is to minimize estate tax liability, avoid probate, create trusts, appoint guardians for minor children or appoint agents in the event of incapacity or unavailability. Attorney Hanley will advise clients regarding advance directives and legacy planning.
In these complex financial times, we appreciate the competing interests and stresses placed upon our clients. Attorney Dianne Hanley focuses on preserving your dignity and your privacy. We work with you to resolve the important issues involved in designing appropriate advance plans for you and for your family.
Last Will and Testament: A document specifying how you wish your property to be distributed after your death. The Will may also nominate guardians for your minor children.
Living Will and Health Care Proxy: A document that is utilized when your medical condition prevents you from making informed medical decisions.
Durable Power of Attorney: A document that, when you are physically or medically available, permits your nominated agent to make financial transactions on your behalf.
Special Needs Trusts or Supplemental Needs Trusts: A document that can be an essential step for clients who want to leave some or all of their estate to mentally or physically disabled beneficiaries. Attorney Hanley applies estate planning experience and in-depth understanding of government benefit programs to plan for your disabled beneficiary's quality of life with financial assistance.
Guardianships/Conservatorships: A court order that permits an agent to assist an individual in making personal, financial and/or medical decisions and plans.
Katonah NY: 914/232-7916