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Estate Planning Can Be Made More Difficult in LGBT Relationships. Work with Our Estate Planning Attorneys Eager to Uphold Your Rights & Wishes.

Estate Planning Attorneys for the LGBT Community

Serving Clients in New York and Long Island

At Novick & Associates, P.C. we are committed to safeguarding the legal rights of the LGBT community in our practice of estate planning and litigating estate disputes. Our firm has been achieving outstanding results for our clients for more than 30 years; we are proud to include in our long list of many satisfied men and women those who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgender. Known throughout the state as a successful estate litigation firm, we provide experienced and highly-skilled legal counsel in all matters pertaining to our practice area.

While same-sex marriage is legal in New York and under federal law since United States v. Windsor, we understand the unique and sensitive issues that can arise for same-sex couples and all LGBT individuals when it comes to wills, trusts, powers of attorney, guardianships, protection of beneficiary rights, and more. We provide comprehensive legal representation. Our founding attorney has more than 30 years of experience in this field. Our team consists of a staff of highly dedicated legal professionals who share the same devotion to client service for New Yorkers from all walks of life.

You can be confident in the caring and responsive legal help you will receive from our New York estate planning lawyers. Call us today at (631) 547-0300!

Our Practice Areas

The LGBT community can face all of same legal issues that other individuals and couples face, with the additional complications that arise when taking into account the laws of certain states where same-sex marriage is not yet recognized. Our firm can help to ensure that asset transfer and other issues are handled with the most ideal strategies to minimize any future legal problems pertaining to your estate and the estate of your loved ones. Our firm will do everything possible to protect your loved ones and beneficiaries and to ensure that your estate plan is created to fully carry out your wishes. Where estate matters are contested, we provide vast litigation experience to help you achieve your legal goals.

We handle all types of estate planning and estate litigation matters including those highlighted above as well as living wills and health proxies, probate, real estate, spousal right of election, trust reformation, will/trust contests, fraudulent transfers, and more. We understand the challenges those in the LGBT community may face when it comes to estate planning and litigation and can promise you that we will apply all our extensive legal knowledge and well-honed skills to your situation. No matter how complex or hopeless your case may appear to be, we are ready to help.

Same-Sex Couples and Estate Planning

As same-sex couples have finally gained the right to marry in our state, issues involving estate planning need to be reviewed based upon the current law. Many arranged their estates based upon the earlier New York law, and there are issues related to federal law that can impact your estate and taxes. At the federal level, the rights of same-sex couples are still not recognized, and how to manage the process so that your partner does not run into legal trouble and complications is of great concern to many people. Our firm has over 30 years of experience in estate planning and litigation, and can assist you to arrange your affairs so that there is less possibility of difficulties with regard to the conflicts between state and federal law. We can assist same-sex couples with many aspects of estate planning, such as: wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and more.

Conflicts Between State and Federal Law in Same-Sex Marriages and Estates

Asset transfer is an important issue that can affect same-sex couples at the federal level. This inequality creates specific issues that need to be addressed by a law firm that has the depth of insight and understanding of arranging an estate that resolves these complexities in the best way possible. Arranging an estate so that all the vital issues, including: property transfers, healthcare, and other matters so that your partner does not face serious problems at your death can be discussed with our New York estate planning lawyer.

We know the challenges that same-sex couples have encountered over the years in this area of the law and have a great insight into how best manage these issues and make arrangements that reflect their wishes and protect the rights of their beneficiaries. We hope that soon federal law will follow the example of many states, as well as New York, and end the inequality and end these issues. Until that time, we are here to help you plan your estate in a manner that protects your beneficiaries and reflects your wishes for your estate, your healthcare, and all other critical matters.

Contact a New York estate attorney from our firm for information about estate planning and same-sex couples.

Why Hire a NY Estate Litigation Attorney From Our Firm?

  1. Premier New York Estate Litigation Law Firm.
  2. Over 30 Years Experience with Contested Estate Matters.
  3. Strong Reputation in The Legal Community.
  4. Opportunities for Contingency Fee Arrangement.
  5. Experts in Our Field of Work, and One of The Leading Firms in This Area of Law.
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