Creating Lasting Wills, Trusts And Legacy Documents For Your Family

For more than 25 years, the estate planning attorneys at DeCandido & Azachi have provided comprehensive estate planning services to our clients in Queens and Nassau County. We have worked extensively to establish and implement a wide range of estate planning documents, including wills, trusts and legacy planning materials.

Last Will And Testament

The will is the foundation to your estate plan and outlines how your remaining assets will be distributed to your heirs. We will take the time to understand your wishes and develop a personalized will that protects your wishes and prepares your family. If you are involved in a will contest, our highly skilled litigation attorneys will work with you to take a strong position in court.

Irrevocable And Revocable Trusts

There are a wide range of trusts, each with its own unique purpose that allow people to exert more control over their assets after they die. Within those dozens are two primary types of trusts — irrevocable and revocable:

  • Irrevocable trusts: Irrevocable trusts cannot be modified, and you cannot remove assets that you place in the trust. Common reasons individuals use these trusts include asset protection from potential estate taxes and creditors.
  • Revocable trusts: Revocable trusts are more flexible and allow you to make changes to the trust throughout your life. Assets in revocable trusts are generally able to avoid probate.

There is no single trust that is good for everyone. Each individual may or may not need a trust depending on their objectives and assets. We will thoroughly analyze your complete situation to determine which trusts are appropriate for you and implement them within your total estate plan.

Charitable Contributions

In addition to wills, trusts and other important estate planning documents, some individuals want to include philanthropic pursuits within their estate plan. Our lawyers can help you make direct charitable gifts, create a charitable trust or establish a foundation that benefits the important nonprofits in your life.

We Are Ready To Create The Documents You Need

Determining the right estate plan for you requires sitting down with you and learning more about you and your loved ones. Schedule a free initial consultation in our Forest Hills office by calling 718-690-7715 or by sending our team an email.