New York Estate Lawyer

Looking for the Right Estate Attorney For Estate Planning or Probate (Estate Administration) to Lift the Stress of a Complex and Intimidating Process and Have It Done Properly?

As we grow older and pass through the different stages of life, we face new challenges. Estate and elder law issues can create difficulties and confusion if you don’t have the proper guidance.

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Why Plan NOW (and not tomorrow):

  • Gives you time to find alternatives to pay for care so that you can preserve hard‐earned assets
  • Allows you to protect all or most of your assets, rather than making avoidable payments for care
  • To leave your loved ones what you’ve worked a lifetime for
  • Makes the most of Medicaid’s safe harbor provisions
  • Medicaid eligibility is very complex, and the rules change frequently. Even simple errors can result in a denial of benefits. We can take care of this for you.

Why Choose Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele PLLC?

  • Schedule a Consultation – We offer consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.
  • Proactive Approach – We help clients to prevent legal problems and mistakes before they happen.
  • Efficient – Our approach is to be fast, efficient and not complicate cases.
  • Client Education Focused – You’ll get clear and concise understanding of each step of the process.
  • Highly Rated & Reviewed – Highly rated on google, 5 star rating on respected legal site AVVO
  • Highly Responsive – We pride ourselves in fast response times when communicating with our clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
  • Proven Track Record – We’ve helped hundreds of families like you with probate and settle the estate efficiently and with the least stress possible.
  • Personalized Attention – We respect and understand that every client’s needs are unique. We treat all our clients with the attention they deserve.
  • Flexible Meeting Times – To accommodate your busy schedule.
  • Where We Serve You – Our office is in Melville and we are physically meeting with clients in our office as well as doing consultations by phone or virtually. We also help with Elder Planning throughout New York State.
  • 2nd Opinions & Plan Updates Available – Already have a lawyer? We can provide you with a 2nd opinion (and peace of mind).

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Why Clients Hire Us for Estate Planning

When a life event happens or is potentially anticipated, creating a strong estate plan (or updating your existing plan) helps ensure your wishes are followed and assets are protected. Although your situation is unique, our experience with so many situations helps ensure we cover all the bases, especially things that you may not have ever thought could or would happen or be applicable to you.

Why Clients Hire Us for Probate (Estate Administration)

If  You Don’t Know the Laws or Paperwork

Probate laws, and the forms used, are written in a detailed and hard-to-understand language. Many things in probate are not intuitive, and also they must be achieved in a particular order. Failure to properly and timely accomplish tasks could cause you to be liable personally, or at a minimum, cause delays.

To Avoid or Minimize Family Disputes

Family members may simply disagree on how to handle inherited property. When a lawyer is involved, these issues are often minimized or avoided altogether.

For Protection

As your attorney, we help protect the executor from personal liability for paying the debts and taxes of the deceased.

Allows You to Focus on Your Family and Job

If you have little free time, getting help from a law firm saves you time.

Reduce Your Stress

Why guess or hope you are not doing things incorrectly? We know the process, and we often carry the burden, so you do not have to worry throughout the process.

Your Reputation Can Be at Stake

If you were named the executor, you have a duty to act in the best interest of the estate and heirs. If you fail in your duty, don’t pay taxes when due, or fail to keep heirs informed, you can be liable personally. An attorney ensures you do things properly.

Savings and Speed

Minimizes court supervision of the executor and saves money by reducing or eliminating amounts the deceased owes creditors. Expedites sale of real and personal property and saves legal fees for the court to confirm the sale. It is not uncommon that the investment in a probate attorney more than pays for itself, and the estate ends up, actually having more money than it otherwise would have.

When Estate Assets are Complicated

Certain assets such as real estate, art, or a business can create complications or additional steps like obtaining appraisals, protecting, and insuring the asset. We have handled many of these situations in the past to help maximize what the heirs received.

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Client Reviews – SCHNEIDER, GARRASTEGUI & FEDELE PLLC

Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience:

” quick to respond to the problems,”” provided intelligent and common sense guidance,”” They are topnotch,”” very knowledgeable, communicative and kind team,”” Would recommend them to anyone,”” proactive, responsive and most importantly, accurate and effective,”” gave clear and precise instructions and recommendations,”” would recommend this team without reservation,”” I cannot speak more highly of this law firm,”” could not be more pleased,”” great results that were achieved by the elder care attorney,”” have been an extremely satisfied client,”” would, without hesitation, highly recommend”

If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.

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Services we also provide:

  • Elder Law
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts (MAPT)
  • Dynastic Planning
  • Business Sales & Pass Business On To Children
  • Succession / Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Wills
  • Long Term Care Planning / Assistance
  • Healthcare Planning
  • And More

Our Location

Our office is in Melville, though we serve many of the surrounding locations, including Merrick, Massapequa, Baldwin, Levittown, Lindenhurst, Bethpage, Rockville Centre, Huntington, and North Point.

What To Do Now:

We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Since time is often critical to ensure the best result, contact us now by calling us for one-on-one assistance at (631) 756-6006(631) 756-6006 with your questions, a description of your situation, or to schedule a consultation. You may also simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office. You can expect a reply within one business day and often within hours the same day. All information is confidential.

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135 Pinelawn Rd #250s, Melville, NY 11747
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Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
Clients first entrusted us to help them with their estate planning and elder law issues over 30 years ago. Since then, we have expanded our practice to include real estate, but our focus continues to be on assisting clients with some of the biggest issues they will face in their lives.

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