Trust Attorneys New York NY

Setting up a trust on your will is a complicated matter that should be handled with the help of an estate planning and trust attorney. Make it easy on your trust beneficiaries and take care of your estate planning ahead of time. An experienced trust attorney can help you save on estate tax. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the estate planning and trust attorneys in New York, NY listed below.

Susanne Gennusa
100 PARK AVE FL 20
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Trusts, Estate Planning, Wills, Probate, Real Estate
Education
St. Johns University,St. Johns University
State Licensing
New York

Jennifer Weitz Brown
(212) 336-2341
1133 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Estate Planning, Tax, Trusts, Probate, Guardianship
Education
Harvard University Law School,University of Pennsylvania
State Licensing
New York

Cynthia Alicea Dade
(212) 818-0964
123 William Street Suite 2203, New York
New York, NY
Specialties
Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate
Education
New York University School of Law,Yale Law School,Colgate University
State Licensing
Massachusetts, New York

James F. Kelly
60 E 42ND ST FL 38
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Trusts, Estate Planning, Administrative Law, Probate
Education
St John's University School of Law,Fairfield University
State Licensing
Connecticut, New York

Randy Jay Reisch
(212) 563-3312
350 5th Ave Ste 7720
New York, NY
Specialties
Real Estate, Corporate, Landlord & Tenant, Wills, Probate, Litigation
Education
Emory University School of Law,State University of New York, Binghamton
State Licensing
Florida, Georgia, New York

Adrienne Jean Arkontaky
655 3RD AVE
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Family, Child Support, Guardianship, Elder Law, Health Care, Medical Malpractice, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate
Education
Pace University School of Law,Iona College.
State Licensing
New York

Robert William Benjamin
(212) 551-2602
450 LEXINGTON AVE RM 3800
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Business, Tax
Education
Fordham University School of Law,Vassar College
State Licensing
New York

James Mcgarry
317 MADISON AVE RM 1511
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
General Practice, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate
Education
New York University,St John's University,College of the City of New York
State Licensing
New York

Scott Jared Packman
150 E 23RD ST FL 3
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Real Estate, Banking, Estate Planning, Probate, Personal Injury
Education
University of Arizona,University of Florida
State Licensing
New York

Gary B. Freidman
(212) 818-9600
600 3rd Ave Fl 11th
New York, NY
Specialties
Probate, Litigation, Trusts
Education
New York University School of Law,St John's University School of Law
State Licensing
New York

Trust

Q: I have created and revised my wills in the past. The issue is that, as a single person, I'm having trouble finding an executor for my will. I don't trust my sister to carry out my instructions and, sadly, I also don't believe my parents would be good either. Other than friends, are there any other options for establishing an executor for your will? I want to make sure I get someone who will carry out my instructions without bias, self-interest, greed or questions. If there aren't any options, what would you suggest given the scenario?

 

I commend you for your foresight in both creating and updating your will. Your advance planning now will likely save your intended beneficiaries time, confusion and angst in the future. As you believe your sister or parents might not be appropriate executors for your will, you still need to choose someone whom you can trust to carry out your wishes. I recommend making sure your selection is amenable to the designation in advance, as this can be a time consuming responsibility.

You have ruled out friends and business associates, so I suggest a reputable lawyer or accountant would be the best solution for you. If your will is complex, there is the added benefit of those professionals’ familiarity with tax, probate and business administration issues. As you are aware, the executor must satisfy any debts owing from your estate, administer appropriate tax filings and estate returns and ensure that your asset distribution plan is followed to the extent most feasible. And while a family member might agree to administer your estate without taking a fee, an executor, in particular when a professional is so designated, is entitled to and will expect to be paid for their services. I suggest you address the parameters of that compensation at the time the executor is designated.

If you still want someone closer to you involved, you can designate co-executors (such as your family member/friend/business associate) and the lawyer/accountant. Finally, I also suggest choosing an alternate executor so that your probate can proceed more smoothly in the event your original executor appointment (if not co-executors) is unable to act as an executor at your death. While a probate court in the absence of an executor may choose an administrator for your estate, this of course lessens your control over ensuring that your wishes are followed as closely as possible.

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DISCLAIMER: This publication is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship by way of any information contained herein. The information provided is for general purposes only, as readers are advised to consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular circumstances.


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