Category Archives: Wills Trusts & Estates

Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney Facts

Power of Attorney Facts Sometimes, it can be necessary to give someone authority to handle certain legal matters for you, such as financial affairs. If you are considering signing a power of attorney form in New York, you may be wondering what the benefits are and how you can go about doing this. Here are […]

Importance of a Will

Importance of a Will

Importance of a Will Are you wondering what the importance of a will is? There are a few things that you should know when planning your estate. Importance of a Will | Dying Without a Will Depending on your situation, dying intestate, or without a last will and testament, can create anything from a minor inconvenience to a […]

NY Estate Planning

NY Estate Planning

NY Estate Planning Do you know you need to sort your estate but don’t know where to start? To understand NY estate planning, it is important to recognize that people have different concerns and different goals. One thing I always do when someone first sits down with me is learn their concerns. At the very […]

Contesting Wills

Contesting Wills Buffalo Estate Planning Lawyers Attorneys

If you are dealing with a will, you may be feeling overwhelmed and pressured. With the help of an attorney, you can make this process of contesting wills smoother. Contesting Wills | Probate Process Because the probate process can be complex, many people are very concerned. Many people ask, “Well, how do we avoid probate?” […]

Probate Questions

Probate Questions Buffalo Estate Planning Lawyers Attorneys

Probate Questions Getting a will probated, if you are unfamiliar with the process, can be very frustrating and confusing. Here are some answers to two very commonly asked probate questions. Probate Questions #1 | Why Is a Will Probated? A will is probated so that a court can determine that the will is valid because […]

Fundamentals of Estate Planning in Buffalo, NY

Fundamentals of Estate Planning in Buffalo, NY

When it comes to the unfortunate fact of human mortality, it’s easy to say, “I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.” This might be the right attitude. Enjoy life – aside from treating your mind, your body, and your loved ones well, there’s little you can do to affect those final moments. When you […]

6 Essential Estate Planning Documents Explained

6 Essential Estate Planning Documents Explained

There are many legal documents you can use to create your estate plan. Far too many people, however, think their estate planning work is done after writing a will. This is unwise, however: a will may be the central document of an estate plan, but it doesn’t cover everything. Some of the more common documents […]

New York Estate Planning Guide

New-York-Estate-Planning-Guide

Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorneys, and Probate Whether you are looking to start the estate planning process for yourself or a loved one the New York Estate Planning Guide by Attorney Thomas Hewner is the perfect place to begin.  When you are ready to establish a plan, give our office a call to speak with one […]

Contesting a Will in New York State

Contesting a Will in New York

Contesting a Will in New York State New York State courts don’t often overturn attorney-drawn wills. The process of contesting a will is complicated, time consuming, and costly. Sometimes, though, legal wills are at the heart of serious injustices. To understand how to contest a will – and whether or not it might be worth […]