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Estate Planning & Divorce

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
  • Trusts
  • 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.

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    Finding my way to Lois was the best thing that could have happened during my very contentious divorce. Lois took on my case with a level of care that has been above and beyond. She has been an incredible advocate for me, both legally, guiding me through this difficult process with knowledge and wisdom, and also personally, helping give me strength and support to stand up to my very aggressive ex husband. Lois is a gift, and I am so grateful to her and for the future she is helping to make possible to myself and for my son.
    - SC
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