Throughout one’s lifetime, change is a constant. From the birth of a child to the day that child graduates college or welcomes his or her own child into the world, life’s ever-evolving circumstances force us to constantly evaluate where we are and what we need to do to either stay there or reach our goals.
For anyone who wishes to protect and provide for loved ones, ensure for their own long-term care needs or shelter an estate from excessive taxes; it’s important to meet with an estate planning attorney and get started today. For individuals who have an estate plan, it’s also important to understand that a plan will likely undergo many alterations as an individual ages and deals with births, deaths, marriages, divorces and everything else in-between.
Devising and updating a clear and comprehensive estate plan also goes a long way towards successfully immunizing an estate against possible legal actions after one passes. Estate disputes may arise for numerous reasons for example one heir may choose to contest a will based upon a decedent’s alleged diminished mental capacity. In other cases, heirs may argue that a new or updated will should be void due to possible undue influence or acts of fraud or forgery.
For an individual who spent years carefully planning for the distribution of his or her assets and how to best provide for heirs, the thought that one’s wishes could simply be disregarded or somehow overruled is often infuriating. Thankfully, there are ways to guard against many estate litigation matters and to ensure that one’s estate planning goals are realized.
New York City residents can turn to the estate planning professionals at Connors & Sullivan Attorneys At Law PLLC for all of their estate planning needs. Our attorneys are well-versed in matters related to wills, trusts, asset protection, probate and estate litigation and do everything in our power to help make the estate planning process as efficient and effective as possible.