Estate Planning Services Protect Your Assets And Leave Your LegacyWhy Estate Planning Is Important:Having an estate plan is vital when it comes to you and your family’s well being. It protects everyone and allows you to leave a legacy. Statistical studies show that 55% of Americans die without a will or estate plan. Often individuals and families sign a will or power of attorney via “do it yourself packages.” While it works for people with basic needs, it may actually be worse than doing nothing.Doing it yourself could cost a “special needs” family member the loss of government benefits or result in an ex-spouse inheriting assets. It’s always a good idea to get the opinion of an estate planning professional so you don’t miss anything.Tailored Estate Planning Services:We work as part of your estate planning team and even have a trust and estates planning attorney in house. Our advisors will work with attorneys, accountants and any other professionals relevant to your particular circumstances. We want to understand your current position, what your values are and how you’d like to see your assets distributed. We’ll then give you guidance on: Creating a will Making use of trusts Reducing your estate taxes Administration of your estate We can also provide wealth management services to executors and trustees so clients can have family members involved in taking care of personal issues while at the same time getting professional wealth management. If necessary you’ll also receive help obtaining a professional executor or trustee where individuals are not an appropriate choice. Our principal, Catherine Paulo has managed a trust department and worked as an estate planning attorney in New York for over 10 years. If you have questions or want to talk to an estate planning specialist you can call us at 718 370 3464, contact us or schedule your Free 15-20 min introductory call.