Estate Planning

Tim Doolittle and Mark Wadis
The Wladis Law Firm assists individuals and families in the Central and Northern New York areas with personal estate planning and business succession planning. Our attorneys look at the big picture to create an estate plan tailored to each client’s individual circumstances and best suited to meet your specific goals. Upon meeting with clients, our attorneys will recommend an estate plan that will best address your particular situation.
Important estate planning documents that our attorneys may recommend include:
  • Last Will and Testament;
  • Revocable (or Living) Trusts;
  • Irrevocable Trusts;
  • Powers of Attorney;
  • Health Care Powers of Attorney (or Proxy);
  • Living Wills; and
  • Special (or Supplemental) Needs Trusts.
Regardless of the size of an individual’s estate, it is always important to plan for what the uncertain future holds to avoid unnecessary costs and frustrations for your family members.
Proactive planning can help ensure that many important matters are considered and provided for, including:
  • Appointing a Guardian for the client’s minor children;
  • Appointing an Executor the client trusts to administer their Estate;
  • Allocating assets according to the individual’s wishes, without being bound by how the law instructs in the absence of a Will; and
  • Protecting an inheritance from creditors of all kinds (judgment, marital, and financial).
The Wladis Law Firm also assists clients in their time of need, when they must administer the Estate of a loved one who recently passed away.  Our attorneys handle the situation with care, ensuring that our clients have guidance at each step of the administrative process with the Surrogate’s Court.

Contact one of our attorneys.