Connors & Sullivan attorneys at law, pllc
Tell Us About Your Estate Planning Needs:
718-414-6209

If you prefer to do your estate planning 'quietly'

We have previously written about the benefits of sharing one’s thoughts about estate planning with one’s family and close friends. Especially if there is a risk that one’s estate plan will be fought over by frustrated relatives, talking about one’s estate plan in the open can help to ensure that such fighting is preempted.

However, talking about the estate planning process and wishes concerning one’s personal estate plan is not for everybody. For any number of reasons, you may wish to go through the estate planning process quietly and relatively alone. Although you will benefit from seeking the assistance of an experienced estate planning attorney, you may justifiably decide that it is better to keep your loved ones out of this process.

Just yesterday, the world responded with emotional surprise at the seemingly sudden death of beloved actor Alan Rickman. Although author J.K. Rowling famously trusted Rickman to keep the arc of Harry Potter character Severus Snape’s storyline secret from his fellow actors, his directors and the world, Rickman chose to keep his terminal cancer a secret from almost everyone. In fact, Rowling herself expressed “shock” at the death of the talented actor.

Just as it is every person’s right to keep any number of secrets in life, it is your right to pursue the construction of your estate plan in secret as well. However, please remember that due to attorney-client confidentiality laws, you need not go through this process completely alone. An attorney can help to guide you through the process quietly, should you wish for any number of reasons to keep your estate plan to yourself for now.

Source: NPR, “Actor Alan Rickman Has Died; Portrayed Snape In 'Harry Potter' Films,” Laura Wagner and Bill Chappell, Jan. 14, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Your Trusted Guides For Every Stage Of Life And Every Step
Of The Estate Planning Process
EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Set Up Your Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Connors & Sullivan attorneys at law, pllc

We have office locations in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge), Manhattan (Midtown) and Queens (Middle Village, Bayside).

Explore our map to find the location nearest to you, or see our full list of locations below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Brooklyn Office
7408 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Phone: 718-414-6209
Fax: 718-238-2616
Brooklyn Law Office Map

Bayside Office
200-20 Northern Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361

Phone: 718-414-6209
Phone: 718-225-7200
Bayside Law Office Map

Middle Village Office
79-43 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379

Phone: 718-414-6209
Middle Village Law Office Map

Staten Island Office
1250 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone: 718-414-6209
Staten Island Law Office Map

New York Office
880 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 718-414-6209
Phone: 212-737-2700
Phone: 212-235-1339
Map & Directions