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    Rochester Estate Planning Lawyers

    Experienced Rochester estate planning lawyers providing the highest level of representation throughout Western New York.


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      Rochester Estate Planning Lawyers

      Experienced Rochester estate planning lawyers providing the highest level of representation throughout Western New York.

      Rochester Estate Planning Lawyers

      Experienced Rochester estate planning lawyers providing the highest level of representation throughout Western New York.


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        Mr. Ranzenhofer and his attorneys were great! My case was handled quickly and I got a great result – $300,000. I fell at my doctor’s office, so I knew it was a hard case. Mr. Ranzenhofer developed a strategy that got me a great result. I highly recommend Mr. Ranzenhofer and his team of attorneys.

        – Christine Rush

        Reasonable / Professional / Personable … Very nice man to speak to … He helped me feel safe and took away my fear in my legal situation. If or when needed he is ready to jump in and take over. Thank you, Carol

        – Carol Czosnyka

        We were treated in a respectful, professional and helpful manner while preparing our wills, healthcare proxies and power of attorney. Mr. Friedman took as much time as we needed to answer all of our questions and concerns. His staff was friendly and efficient. We highly recommend him.

        – John

        Highly recommended…Sam handled a case for me with a buffalo tow truck Company, we won our case and a judgment. Sam was highly professional knowledgeable and effective. He knows the local laws and how to get successful outcomes!

        – Mark

        I consulted with Justin Friedman in an effort to obtain reimbursement following damage to my personal property. Justin was diligent, tenacious, professional, and clearly dedicated to assisting me, all of which led to a very positive outcome. I was very impressed with his work and I highly recommend his office.

        – Lisa Kilanowski

        Let Our 66 Years of Experience Work For You

        Are you or a loved one in need of help regarding Estate Planning legal issues? Our experienced Buffalo lawyers have been dedicated to serving the Western New York community we know and love. Allow us to help you the same way we’ve been helping our community for decades. We’re here for you.

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        4 Easy Steps to Prepare Your Will Without Leaving Your Home or Car

        For your safety, we are offering remote or drive-up no-contact document signing during the COVID-19 crisis. We are available by phone or email at any time to answer your questions. These are the easy steps to have your will, power of attorney and health care proxy/living will prepared:

        Fill Out the Form

        Complete the Will Information Sheet (“WIS”) or call 585-484-7432 and request that the WIS be mailed to you.

        Return the Form

        Return the WIS to us either electronically via online form, by scanned email, fax 716-542-4090 or by mail to POB 31, Akron, NY 14001.

        Schedule an Appointment

        When we receive your WIS, we will call you or email you to schedule an initial telephone conference.

        Get Your Will

        During the telephone conference, we will advise you when the  documents will be mailed to you and the total fees which can be paid by check or any credit card at WNY-Lawyers.com.

        Remote signing by Facetime, Skype, or other teleconferencing service.

        A. You must affirmatively represent that you are physically situated in the State of New York.

        B. You must transmit by fax or electronic means a legible copy of the signed document directly to us on the same date you signed it.

        C. Mail the signed documents to our Akron office within seven days.

        D. We will mail a copy of your will and the original notarized power of attorney and health care proxy to you

        Remote no-contact signing in your car if you do not have access to Skype, Facetime, or other teleconferencing service:

        A. Drive to one of our offices at the appointment time and stay in your car.
        For an additional charge, we can drive to your home.

        B. Call our cell phone number and we will drive or walk up alongside your car.

        C. We will speak via cell phones and observe the signing through the car windows.

        D. Deposit the documents in our mailbox.

        E. We will mail a copy of your will and the original notarized power if attorney and health care proxy to you.

        Rochester Estate Planning Lawyers

        Benjamin Franklin said that there are only two certain things in life – death and taxes – both of which form the basis of Estate Planning. If you died tomorrow, are you sure that your loved ones would receive everything you own? How would you feel if ungrateful relatives or the government received most of your estate?

        If you think this doesn’t happen – think again. Every year billions of dollars flow into probate courts across the U.S. and if this happens to you, everything you’ve worked for is put at risk.

        You see there is an inherent unfairness in estate taxing.  We pay income tax all our lives, and sometimes, as with dividends and bank interest, the same amount gets taxed twice or even three times. Then when we die without an estate plan in place, our loved ones are asked to pay again.  The good news is that there are ways around this and they all center on advanced planning.

        The Rochester estate planning lawyers at Friedman & Ranzenhofer have helped residents deal with estate planning issues for over 34 years. The goal of our Rochester estate planning lawyers when providing services for clients is to ensure that their wishes are met, while also ensuring their estate pays as little tax as possible upon their death.

        Some things to bear in mind when you’re planning your future – and the inevitable end of your life.
        • Have a will drawn up – and when you do make sure that you get a competent estate lawyer to draft it as the smallest mistake can make the will invalid. If you need to have a will drafted, we offer a basic will for $79.
        • Trusts are a very effective way to ensure that your property is held on your behalf, but not directly by you.
        • There are many types of trusts – Express Trusts, Incentive Trusts and Discretionary Trusts.
        • The law concerning estate planning and tax exemptions is constantly changing. There are also local variations between individual states which make local representation very important.
        • Most of us will become incapacitated at some stage in our lives. And should this happen, you may want to think about having one of our attorneys handle your financial affairs.

        We ensure that your golden years are as prosperous as possible – and if you wish to take care of your heirs, we’ll make that happen as well.

        Our Rochester Estate Planning Lawyers can help you or a loved one in the following:
        • Administering estates and trusts
        • Advanced Directives
        • Annuities
        • Article 81 Guardianships
        • Assisted Living
        • Contested Accountings
        • Contesting a Will
        • Court Representation for Executors, Trustees, Creditors or Beneficiaries
        • Elder Abuse
        • Estate & Trust accountings
        • Estate Administration & Settlement
        • Estate Litigation – Contested Estates & Trusts
        • Estate Tax Issues
        • Estate Sales of Real Estate
        • Estate Tax Returns and Audits
        • Probating wills – simple to complex
        • Representation of executors & trustees
        • Representation of Out-of-State Beneficiaries
        • Retirement Planning
        • Reverse Mortgages
        • Revocable Living Trusts
        • Social Security Disability
        • Special Needs Trusts
        • Supplemental Needs Trusts
        • Spousal inheritance disputes
        • SSI
        • Surrogate’s Court Litigation
        • VA Aid and Attendance
        • Wills
        • Wrongful Death Proceedings
        Our Rochester Estate Planning Lawyers also represent Estates in the following manner:
        • Legal Guidance for Administrators
        • Legal Guidance for Executors
        • Serve as Executor for your Estate
        • Serve as Trustee for your Estate

         

        Effective Rochester Estate Planning Lawyers

        The main goal of estate planning is to ensure that your assets are transferred to your loved-ones with the least amount of legal fees, taxes, and court costs as possible. With several decades of combined experience, our attorneys know how to make this happen.

        If you or a loved one needs to start planning what to do with their estate, contact Friedman & Ranzenhofer for dedicated representation. Let our experience work for you. 

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