Ryan Roach & Ryan, LLP, provides a broad range of legal services in the field of elder law, from simple wills to complex probate litigation. For over 50 years, we have been helping individuals and families as they plan their estates. Attorney Sean J. Denvir manages our elder law department.
We understand that there are many types of families. Whether you are a single parent, a blended family or in a same-sex marriage, it is important that you have an estate plan in place. You want to be certain that your assets are distributed exactly as you planned and that your final wishes are carried out to your specifications. Additionally, you should make sure your estate planning documents align with family law documents such as prenuptial agreements and divorce decrees.
To learn how we can help you and your family, contact our Kingston, New York, offices for a free consultation with an Ulster County estate planning lawyer, probate attorney or estate administration attorney.
Simple wills are usually the easiest and least expensive estate planning tool. Depending upon individual needs, a simple will may ensure your wishes and give peace of mind to your family and loved ones. Together with a simple will, we may recommend simple steps to enable you to avoid probate altogether and to protect your assets from unnecessary estate taxes. For some clients, a revocable living trust or irrevocable trust may help to avoid probate and protect beneficiary rights. See our frequently asked questions page on wills.
Other elements of an estate plan are living wills, durable powers of attorney and health care proxies. These are designed to offer direction and guidance to your family and loved ones should you become unable to make medical and financial decisions due to an illness or accident.
At Ryan Roach & Ryan, LLP, we recognize that every person and every family situation is unique. Expressing your wishes, financial planning and transferring your assets through an effective estate plan will be different for each client. Our experience will give you, your family and your loved ones peace of mind. It is often much simpler than you might think. Contact an estate planning lawyer for a free consultation.
If a person dies with a will, his will is probated and his property divided by an executor according to the will. If he dies without a will, the state law (called intestacy) determines how to divide up property. In either situation, the laws and procedures can be demanding, especially for the executor or administrator. We can help, whether the estate is simple or complex. We do probate work every day. We understand the demands of the law and the procedures of the court. Contact our probate attorneys through this website or give us a call at 845-481-1542 or 800-639-1206 for a free consultation.