Estate Planning / Wills
The Law Offices of Andrew J. Gilbride, Esq. recognizes that there can be no greater responsibility for the creator of a Testamentary Document than to “do what the decedent wished had been done” That being said, the individualized attention we provide plus the time we spend to fully understand your intentions and the nature of your estate coupled with our attention to detail allows us to fully represent your wishes and do “what you wish to be done”
Our office will take the time to understand as much as we can about the party, the nature of the estate, and the clients goals as to what they would like to happen upon their passing. All too often, people are using do it yourself wills and because the preparer didn’t ask the right question some property was left out of the papers.
Estate planning is more than creating a simple will; it is coming up with an intelligent thoughtful end of life plan. Clients often want the peace of mind that after their passing, the transfer of their assets will go to the intended party absent drama and litigation. Some clients become as detailed as to pre-designate the pall bearers. This is an individual choice unique to your particular circumstances.
The importance of a well crafted document is that it can reference the difficulties many people face. Some clients have adult children who they feel have not reached the maturity level needed or have a significant drug or alcohol problem. Other clients main concern is the huge costs of nursing homes at the end of their life. They feel they wish to protect the hard earned results of a lifes work and gift it to their children and they are concerned that exorbitant monthly care charges.
While we are not accountants, our financial acumen coupled with our legal knowledge allows us to offer you practical solutions to allow for the peace of mind that your wishes are being followed.
The services we offer your family are:
- Trusts (Revocable and Irrevocable)
- Asset Protection Planning
- Placing Home in Trust for Beneficiaries
- Power of Attorneys
- Health Care Proxies
- Deed Transfers
Please take the time to call our office and arrange a free phone consultation (631) 591-2227.