Estate Planning Services in Rochester, New York and the Finger Lakes Area
Preserve Your Wealth for Future Generations with an Estate Plan
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C., is the Rochester and Finger Lakes area of New York’s resource for Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, and Special Needs Planning. Based in Naples, New York, our Estate Planning attorneys provide residents of Rochester NY and the Finger Lakes area with quality resources to plan for today and the hereafter; preserving assets for the next generation and taking care of special needs today. As Estate Planning attorneys, we can help you make informed decisions about your Estate Plan, Medicaid Plan, and Special Needs Planning.
What Is Estate Planning?
Estate Planning is the process of setting out a legal plan for how your estate should be managed, and attempts to eliminate any uncertainties about your assets upon death. An Estate Plan can include Wills (simple and complex), Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Gifting Strategies. The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. can help you preserve your wealth for future generations, minimize estate taxes, and avoid the expense and hassle of Probate. We also provide Estate Planning for the GLBT community that addresses unique challenges, including health care directives and living trusts.
Elder Law and Medicaid Services
The high cost of nursing homes can wipe out a nest egg, leaving a surviving spouse or children with a mountain of bills. Our Medicaid Planning services help clients qualify for government benefits legally, in an effort to preserve their estates for their families.
Special needs family members need particular care when creating an Estate Plan. Our office provides you with peace of mind in the form of Special Needs Planning. You’ll know your loved one is cared for financially, educationally, medically, and most importantly, emotionally and personally. Our tailored Special Needs Estate Plans also help preserve government benefits for your loved one.
Powers of Attorney
In the event that you cannot manage your own affairs, a Power of Attorney gives a trusted loved one the ability to make financial decisions on your behalf.
Health Care Proxy
As part of planning for a possible end-of-life incapacity, a Health Care Proxy allows a trusted family member or friend to make medical decisions on your behalf, including choosing treatment options, emergency care, and end-of-life decision-making.
Trust Administration and Probate
Trust Administration and the Probate process can be confusing and difficult for those already facing the loss of a loved one. Our office provides experience and compassion to help navigate these challenges successfully.
Using a more holistic approach to estate planning, Legacy Planning not only helps clients preserve financial wealth and their legacy for future generations, but also life stories and heirlooms. Special provisions and protections in Living Trusts, Wills (simple and complex), Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Powers of Attorney, and Charitable Gifting Strategies are all ways we preserve our clients’ entire estates. We can protect family-owned businesses and farms to pass along your hard work to the next generation. These non-traditional Estate Planning methods also minimize estate taxes, avoid the expense of Probate, protect against remarriage after the death of the first spouse, and protect beneficiaries from a possible future divorce.
As part of your Estate Planning efforts, you’ll want to include IRAs and other retirement plans. Our tax reduction techniques will ensure that you are taken care of financially and that your beneficiaries will not face an unwieldy tax burden.
Part of protecting your small business involves protecting against lawsuits and preserving the business’s assets. Our experienced attorneys assist with Lawsuit and Asset Protection, as well as Small Business Planning. We also assist with Business Succession Planning so that your business will seamlessly transition to the next owner or generation, after your retirement or passing.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help preserve your wealth and leave your legacy intact for the next generation.