December 12, 2018

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, elder law, 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.

  • 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?

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