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How the Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin P.C. Can Help You

We focus our practice exclusively in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, supplemental needs, planning, residential real estate transactions, and elder law so we can provide you and your family with a comprehensive strategy for estate planning and asset protection. When making an appointment with the Law Offices of Andrew M. Lamkin as your Long Island estate planning lawyer, you can expect us 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, we provide the professional representation that our clients need. Probate, estate tax, and Medicaid laws are constantly changing. As your experienced Long Island estate planning attorney, it is our responsibility to make available the most current planning strategies to meet your needs.

Risks of DIY Estate Planning

The search results for “estate planning” will likely include “do-it-yourself” options. While these tools promise quick, efficient estate planning solutions, they have several risks and drawbacks. Working with a Long Island estate planning attorney gives you several benefits you can’t get from DIY tools:

  • Knowledge and experience. An estate planning attorney has the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the complex legal landscape of estate planning. They can provide personalized advice and, even more importantly, help you create a plan that is enforceable in New York.
  • Customization. An estate planning attorney can help you tailor your plan to your unique circumstances and preferences. Having a customized strategy means your family will be cared for no matter the situation, which can be especially important for blended and LGBTQ+ families.
  • Avoiding mistakes. An experienced estate planning attorney can help you avoid mistakes in the planning process, such as incorrect drafting of documents or failure to follow proper legal procedures. Working with an attorney will save you and your family time and money in the long run.
  • Professional review. An estate planning attorney can review your plan to ensure it is complete and complies with all legal requirements. An attorney can also help you update your plan to reflect changes in your life or wishes. 
  • Peace of mind. Working with an estate planning attorney can give you peace of mind. When a professional creates your plan, you can feel secure that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes and that your family will be provided for.   

When it comes to estate planning, no two situations are exactly the same. While DIY estate planning tools may offer seemingly useful templates and advice, they cannot understand or meet your unique goals. Long Island estate planning lawyer Andrew M. Lamkin can provide personalized service along with the experience and skill you can count on to help you plan for your family’s future. 

If any of these questions are relevant to you, your family, or your finances, speak with a trusted Long Island estate planning lawyer 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?

Four Essential Documents to Bring to Your Consultation

  1. Copies of deeds to all properties
  2. Copies of the most recent bank statements or a list of all assets including bank accounts, CDS, IRAs, 401ks, bonds and investment accounts
  3. Copies of Life and Long Term Care Insurance Policies
  4. 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.

Case Results

$1,000,000 Settlement: Estate Planning
$1,400,000 Settlement: Medicaid
$1,900,000 Settlement: Elder Abuse

Meet our Attorneys

Andrew M. Lamkin

Attorney

Andrew Lamkin is principal in the law firm of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C., where he focuses his practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning and special needs planning, including Wills and Trusts, Medicaid planning, estate administration and residential real estate transactions. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

Andrew is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Nassau County Bar Association. Andrew is also a member of the Elder Law and Trusts and Estates sections of the Nassau County Bar Association and NY State Bar Association. Mr. Lamkin is a Certified Court Evaluator and frequently authors articles and conducts seminars for non-profit and civic organizations in the areas of asset protection, estate tax liability, probate, advanced directives, Veterans benefits and special needs planning.

Practice Areas

Elder Law
Estate Planning
Wills and Trusts
Probate
Estate Litigation
Medicaid
Special Needs Planning
Advanced Directives
Real Estate Transactions

FAQ’s

Q: What happens if I die without a will?

Q: Is probate always required?

Q: What is a payable on death account?

Q: How do I fund a living trust?

Q: What does estate planning address?

Q: What does elder law address?

Q: When do you need probate?

Have Estate Planning Questions?

Contact Long Island estate planning attorney, Andrew M. Lamkin, today.

Schedule a Free Consultation 516-065-0625

When estate planning, there are numerous factors to consider, especially in the State of New York. And no one knows this better than the Long Island estate planning lawyer at The Law Offices of Andrew M. Lamkin P.C. We have assisted many clients with all of their estate planning needs, and we 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 us or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a skilled Long Island estate planning lawyer. We are ready and able to see that all of your estate planning wishes are met. And because our clients’ convenience is always important to us, our Long Island estate planning attorney is available to meet with you at your home or our office.

What our clients saying

  • 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
  • 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
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