June 26, 2019










Your Trusted Long Island Estate Planning Lawyer

 

Serving Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate in New York

I focus my practice exclusively in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration, supplemental needs, planning, and residential real estate transactions so I can provide you and your family with a comprehensive strategy for estate planning and asset protection. When making an appointment with Andrew M. Lamkin as your Long Island estate planning lawyer, you can expect me to:

  • Carefully examine your situation and listen to the concerns of you and your family.
  • Fully explain the asset protection concepts utilized and how they achieve your goals.
  • Personally work on every aspect of your case.
  • Work with other advisors to provide you with a complete estate plan.

From drafting wills and trusts to administering New York estates, applying for Community Medicaid and Institutional, or Nursing Home, Medicaid, I provide the professional representation that my clients need. Probate, estate tax, and Medicaid laws are constantly changing. As your New York estate planning attorney, it is my responsibility to make available the most current planning strategies to meet your needs.

Preparing for Your Consultation:

  • Copies of deeds to all properties
  • Copies of the most recent bank statements or a list of all assets including bank accounts, CDS, IRAs, 401ks, bonds and investment accounts
  • Copies of Life and Long Term Care Insurance Policies
  • For Home Care or Institutional Medicaid application consultations, it will be helpful if you also have social security and Medicare cards, social security award letters, pension statements, birth certificates, and either marriage or divorce certificates.

Asset Protection and Estate Planning with Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C.

I will help you with any estate planning and probate needs in New York, involving any of the situations below and more. When you hire me as your Long Island estate planning attorney, you will rest assured that I will put your needs first and help you get the best outcome for your scenario.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is a complex field of law that involves many different facets, particularly in the State of New York. Contrary to what many may think, estate planning isn’t just for those who have a vast financial estate – in fact, it’s for anyone who possesses assets that should be protected and passed on to beneficiaries.

What kinds of affairs are included within estate planning? Here is a list of just some of the aspects that estate planning can address:

  • Which beneficiaries should receive which assets, and how assets should be divided according to your wishes.
  • Who should be the guardian of your minor children, should anything happen to you.
  • How a divorce or new marriage can affect your estate.
  • Which trust might be best for your financial situation, and who should be appointed trustee of said trust.
  • How to protect assets in the face of long-term health care costs.
  • And many more aspects of your family’s health care and financial well-being.

Elder Law

If you’re concerned about the future of your or a loved one’s health care and financial assets after becoming incapacitated or after passing away, contact Andrew M. Lamkin today. As a highly experienced Long Island elder  attorney, he can assist with the following aspects of this area of the law:

  • Medicare and Medicaid planning and benefits
  • Last Wills and Testaments
  • Many types of Trusts
  • Power of Attorney or health care proxy
  • Guardianships
  • And much more

Probate

The probate process can be time-consuming, expensive, and difficult to achieve in some cases. Not to mention, it can often mean undue stress on your family throughout the process. Whether you wish to avoid probate or your family is already in the process of it, contact Attorney Lamkin today to discuss the specifics of your situation.

How Attorney Lamkin’s Legal Services Can Help You

If any of these questions are relevant to you, your family, or your finances, contact my office today:

  • Do you have a last will and testament? If so when was it last updated?
  • Have you executed a Power of Attorney or Health Care Proxy to appoint someone to make financial and/or medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated?
  • Did you know you may qualify for Medicaid and avoid spending your savings on long-term care?
  • Did you know that your estate may be subject to an estate tax?
  • Do you own property in multiple states? If so, are you aware that it could take over a year to administer your estate through the probate process?
  • Do you have a disabled child or grandchild?
  • Do you have a loved one that requires a home health aide or nursing care?
  • Are you in a second marriage?
  • Are you planning on buying or selling a house?

What to Bring to Your Consultation:

  • Copies of deeds to all properties
  • Copies of the most recent bank statements or a list of all assets including bank accounts, CDS, IRAs, 401ks, bonds and investment accounts
  • Copies of Life and Long Term Care Insurance Policies
  • For Home Care or Institutional Medicaid application consultations, it will be helpful if you also have social security and Medicare cards, social security award letters, pension statements, birth certificates, and either marriage or divorce certificates.

Have Estate Planning Questions?

Contact Long Island Estate Planning Attorney Andrew M. Lamkin Today

When estate planning, there are numerous factors to consider, especially in the State of New York. And no one knows this better than Andrew M. Lamkin P.C. Attorney Lamkin has assisted many clients with all of their estate planning needs, and he can do the same for your family.

Without the proper estate planning tools in place, your family may not be able to carry out your health care or financial wishes. Don’t make the mistake of putting your estate planning off another day.

Call 516-605-0625 or contact me online to schedule an appointment with a skilled Long Island estate planning lawyer. I am ready and able to see that all of your estate planning wishes are met. And because my clients’ convenience is always important to me, I am available to meet with you at your home or my office.

 

I would like to thank the Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin for their phenomenal service. From the first day, we sat down with Andrew, his knowledge of estate planning put us at ease. Elder care planning can be quite confusing but Andrew took the time to explain everything to us in detail. Having a social worker experienced with nursing homes and home care was a huge plus as well. Not only did we get the Medicaid application approved for our father, but Blayne walked us through the entire home care process. Our dad now receives home care 7 days a week, thus lessening the burden on us and mom. Watching parents age is scary but having an experienced lawyer with a knowledgeable and compassionate team makes everything easier. I would highly recommend the Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin.

F.C., Levittown, NY