Staten Island Estate Planning Attorney Helps Safeguard Your Wealth
Personalized plans to benefit New York and New Jersey residents
You might not think of yourself as having an estate or in need of planning, but if you have even modest wealth, such as a home on Staten Island or a 401k account, you need to take advantage of state laws that offer you protection. Since 1997, William J. Newstad, Esq., Attorney and Counselor at Law has helped middle-class residents of New York and New Jersey manage their assets. We help ensure that average folks get the same legal protections as the super-wealthy, but at a reasonable cost that delivers value for the service.
Specially tailored plans provide optimal protections
Many estate planning lawyers attempt to fit their clients to whatever estate planning templates they have on their computer. We take a more personal approach, spending time in face-to-face meetings, discussing your finances and your family circumstances, so we can discern your needs and identify your goals for your estate plan. The wide array of our estate planning services includes:
- Wills — Clear, concise testamentary documents
- Trusts — Legal entities that hold your assets securely
- Powers of attorney — Proxy powers for trusted individuals to act on your behalf
- Living wills and healthcare directives — Restrictions of emergency medical interventions
- Asset protection strategies — Legal means of limiting your exposure to taxes and liability
As your estate planning law firm, we’re determined to present you with a full range of options, so you can select the type of protection you feel is most appropriate. We know you can only make the right choices when you’re fully informed. For instance, many middle-class New Yorkers think they don’t need protection from estate taxes, since the state exemption is one million dollars. Then they do the calculations on the value of their home, their savings, their 401k, etc., and they realize how much their family could stand to lose. Even lesser estates can lose substantially without decisive planning. For example, when a person dies without a will (intestate), the costs of estate administration can eat away at the value of the legacy meant for the decedent’s heirs.
To take your first decisive steps toward a secure estate plan, fill out our simple estate intake form, and then call us at the number below.
Contact a knowledgeable Staten Island attorney for estate planning in NY and NJ
William J. Newstad, Esq., Attorney and Counselor at Law crafts personalized estate plans for New York and New Jersey residents. For further information and a face-to-face consultation with Mr. Newstad in our Great Kills Town office, near the Great Kills train station, call 718.815.5800 or contact our office online.