Western New York Lawyer Provides Effective Estate Planning Counsel

Knowledgeable advocate offers sound guidance in all types of estate planning matters

Everyone has different goals for their estate. My job is to help clients articulate their desires then find the best solution. At Valerie L. Stanek, Attorney at Law in Amherst, New York, I have been helping individuals in Erie, Monroe and the surrounding counties prepare for the future by assessing their finances and family situation, presenting options and making decisions. With five years of experience handling these matters, you can be confident that I will provide effective guidance every step of the way.

Respected attorney assists with will drafting and modifications

As a Certified Financial Planning® professional and estate attorney, I can provide relief helping you draft a will that is tailored to fit your specific needs and goals. In addition to creating a will to specify how you want your assets distributed after your death, I can also help if your circumstances and relationships change and you need to update your will to reflect your current situation. Depending on the nature of the changes, I can accomplish your modifications with a codicil attached to your original will or revoke your old will and draft a new one.

Trusted lawyer provides experienced guidance with living trusts

To avoid probate and the associated court costs and attorney’s fees, I can help you create a revocable living trust that allows you to control and use your assets while you are alive, and then transfer the trust to your beneficiaries outside the probate process. A living trust can be an advantageous solution for those looking to free their family from estate litigation.   

Hands-on lawyer provides sound representation in guardianship matters

No one wants to think about the possibility of being incapacitated. But unfortunately, as people age, health conditions can make it challenging to care for their own affairs. While many seniors give power of attorney to a trusted individual, others have not made plans for these circumstances. To protect your aging loved one in the event they can no longer make personal, medical or financial decisions on their own, I can assist by filing a petition for guardianship to appoint a guardian for your incapacitated family member. 

Attentive adviser assists with the creation of living wills

Making decisions about end-of-life care well in advance can help you be sure that your wishes will be carried out and that your family will not have to make an extremely difficult decision on your behalf without knowing if it is what you want. I can help you decide what type of care you want when you face circumstances like life support or artificial nutrition and outline your wishes through the use of a living will or other advance directive. By documenting your desires regarding medical treatment, you will not only protect yourself, but your loved ones as well.

Contact a knowledgeable New York estate planning lawyer today

At Valerie L. Stanek, Attorney at Law, I represent clients throughout Western New York in all types of estate planning matters. Please call 716-800-2861 or contact me online to arrange a free consultation at my office.