Category Archives: Estate Planning

FREE 2020 EXECUTOR’S LEGAL SURVIVAL® GUIDE

The newly released 2020 edition of the Executor’s Legal Survival ®Guide is designed to assist you in naming a good executor in your will, explain to executors their duties and responsibilities and inform estate beneficiaries of the role of the executor in the probate process. The guide by  attorney Robert Friedman answers such frequently asked […]

Probating a Will

Probating a Will

Probating a will is the first step in any estate administration. The Executor must locate the original Will to file with the Surrogate’s Court along with the will witnesses’ affidavits, notices of probate, and the petition for probate. Probating a Will Each county in New York has a Surrogate’s  Court that handles the probate of […]

15 Ways to Avoid NY Probate During the COVID-19 Crisis

Ways to Avoid NY Probate During the COVID-19 Crisis
15 Ways to Avoid NY Probate During the COVID-19 Crisis The widespread death and illness caused by COVID-19 has many of us in New York very concerned about estate planning because: All New York Surrogate Courts are closed, except for essential matters. If you avoid probate, your family will not have to wait for the [...]

Does a Living Will Prevent My Doctors From Using a Ventilator to Treat COVID-19?

Does a Living Will Prevent My Doctors From Using a Ventilator to Treat COVID-19?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause severe respiratory problems requiring hospitalization and the use of a ventilator. Your Living Will does not prevent medical providers from using a ventilator, if needed. New York living wills are written declarations instructing your family and doctor about life-prolonging medical procedures when you have a terminal illness, are in a persistent vegetative […]

Make Sure Your Estate Planning Is Up to Date

Make Sure Your Estate Planning Is Up to Date

The current coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty in the world. With that being said, there is no better time than now to make sure your estate planning is up to date. By doing so, you’re not just protecting your interests and assets, you’re also protecting your family. Get Our Free Probate and […]

Role of an Executor

Role of an Executor

If you have been named the executor of a will, you probably want to know what exactly what the role of an executor is. Our Rochester estate planning attorneys are experienced in handling all legal matters, including wills, probate, and power of attorney. If you need legal guidance, please contact our office today. Role of […]

Preparing a Will

Preparing a Will

Do you have questions about preparing a will? In this article, our experienced Rochester estate planning attorney, Robert Friedman, discusses what you should be aware of and why hiring a lawyer is your best bet. Contact our office today if you have any further questions. Preparing a Will | Writing Your Own Will We are […]