Queens Wills, Trusts and Probate Lawyers

When someone makes a will or establishes a trust, they are taking steps to protect their families if they should die. The complexity of the process varies with the financial and personal circumstances of each client.

At the Queens law firm of Tarshis & Hammerman, we draft wills and draw up trusts that meet our clients' needs for the future. We also will help a client designate a guardian for minor children, provide for the support and care of vulnerable family members and ensure that our client's final wishes are carried out. Contact us for your estate planning needs.

Experienced. Straightforward. Client-Focused Service in New York City.

Our attorneys are experienced wills and trusts lawyers. We answer all your questions in straightforward language, offer skilled assessment of your financial situation and create wills and trusts that address your concerns and goals for the future of your estate. We accomplish this by taking the time to listen carefully to our clients, making sure they understand the future consequences of their intended actions. Each of our founding partners has more than forty years of legal experience; they use this experience to provide the estate planning services that are precisely tailored to a client's needs.

Estate Planning and Divorce

If you are in the process of divorcing or you are about to remarry, it is important to establish your last wishes or to review your will to make sure that it is appropriate to your changing life and family situations. For example, even if your divorce is not finalized, you should review your estate plan to see if changes should be made immediately. Otherwise, you may be leaving your estate to the person you are now divorcing.

Examples of Estate Planning Services

Our law firm provides a range of estate planning and probate services, including:

Wills: This is the document that safeguards your legacy. It tells your family how you want your estate to be divided. It reflects your goals and ensures that family members do not have to guess or worse, engage in litigation to resolve uncertainties.

Trusts: A trust can protect your money or provide for special situations. Our attorneys draft special needs trusts, generation-skipping trusts and other specialized trusts.

Powers of attorney — health care and financial: You can designate a person to hold your power of attorney. This allows him or her to make decisions about health care or financial matters based on your wishes, if you become unable to act or articulate your wishes yourself.

Probate counsel: After a person dies, the estate of that person must be probated through the Surrogates Court so that all assets can be gathered, all bills can be paid and all other obligations, including taxes, satisfied. Remaining assets are then distributed among those who have been named in the will. Our lawyers assist personal representatives/executors with these tasks.

Contact Our Queens Estate Planning Lawyers

Learn how an attorney can help you with any will, trust or probate matter. Call or email our Forest Hills law firm to make an appointment.