Estate Planning & Divorce
Make Sure Your Estate Ends Up in the Right Hands
In the eyes of the law, you are legally married until a judge signs your final
divorce decree. In the event you become disabled or pass away before your marriage
is legally ended, your ex-spouse might have continuing rights to your
estate. Normally, a spouse in New York has certain statutory estate rights.
Fortunately, with sophisticated estate planning, there are often ways
for you to ensure your estate ends up in the right hands – even
before your divorce is finalized.
Apart from divorce, a properly drafted separation agreement can ensure
someone other than your ex-partner will receive your estate in the event
of your death or incapacitation. It can also possibly limit their rights
as a beneficiary of your estate. Due to the complexity of estate planning
issues that can arise during a divorce, it is best to work with an experienced lawyer.
Lois M. Brenner, Esq. can assist you with issues like:
- Wills / living wills
- Beneficiary designation
- Health care proxies
Let Lois M. Brenner, Esq. Guide You Through This Difficult Time
Lois M. Brenner, Esq. is a nationally recognized
divorce attorney, trial lawyer, accredited mediator, and psychologically trained medical
professional with more than 35 years of legal experience. When you work
with Lois Brenner and our divorce team, you can trust that we will advise
and protect you every step of the way – regardless of the unique
legal challenges presented in your case.
By choosing us, you can ensure you are prepared for the unexpected. Contact our office today at (646) 663-4546 to schedule your initial consultation
with our New York divorce attorney.