We Will Create The Right Estate Plan For You
Everyone with a substantial estate needs an estate plan. Whether you are a young individual with few assets or have already retired with a substantial estate, everybody should have legal measures in place to protect their interests and belongings. At Bartle, McGrane, Duffy & Jones, LLP, we offer comprehensive planning services to cover every aspect of your life.
Our attorneys have set up many plans ranging from basic documents to very complex plans. We will explain your options and help you understand what elements of an estate plan will benefit you. Some of our services include:
- Health care proxies
- Powers of attorney
- Estate administration and probate
- Elder law issues such as Medicaid planning
How Will An Estate Plan Benefit You?
You may be wondering when to set up a plan and why it is so important. We recommend creating a plan sooner rather than later. Any adult with assets can benefit from one. An estate plan is a protective measure in case a disability would make you unable to make decisions for yourself, and to clearly state your wishes for how your inheritance will eventually be passed along. It gives you complete control over your assets.
More importantly, it directs who will be in charge of your estate. If you have any children, it is essential that you name a guardian in the event of your death. In an estate plan, you can also name an executor who will help carry out the terms of your will after you pass.
For example, if you were to pass away without a will, the state would distribute your belongings without knowing how you would have distributed everything. A will ensures that your wishes are known and followed.
All Your Needs Are Met Here
If you want to create a plan but do not know where to start, we can help to build a plan tailored to you. If you need to update a plan or you have estate planning concerns, we are prepared to work for your best interests.
Our office is in Troy and we serve the Capital District and upstate New York.