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.

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

William J. Rubenstein
330 MADISON AVE
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Estate Planning, Financial Markets And Services, Tax, Probate, Government
Education
Syracuse University College of Law,Cornell University
State Licensing
New York

Paul Stephen Johnson
(212) 568-7978
224 W 30TH ST RM 901
NEW YORK, NY
 
Vildan Erturk Starr
140 E 45TH ST FL 19
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Litigation, Criminal Defense, Probate, Family, Bankruptcy
Education
University of Ankara, Faculty of Law,Georgetown University Law Center
State Licensing
New York

John Oscar Delamater
60 E 42ND ST
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Probate, Estate Planning, Tax, Real Estate
Education
Cornell University,State University of New York, Buffalo
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

Karen Streisfeld-Leitner
260 MADISON AVE
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Trusts, Estate Planning, Business, Administrative Law, Probate
Education
Cornell Law School,New York University School of Law,Duke University
State Licensing
New York

Joseph Aaron Greenman
330 MADISON AVE
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Estate Planning, Financial Markets And Services, Health Care, Tax, Probate
Education
Syracuse University College of Law,Colby College
State Licensing
New York

Emily J. Fairall
260 MADISON AVE
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Trusts, Estate Planning, Tax, Business, Probate
Education
New York University School of Law,New York University School of Law,Texas A&M University
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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