Estate planning and elder law are complex areas of law with no room for error. When someone creates an estate plan and takes steps to protect assets, plan for incapacity, and make advanced medical decisions, everything must be done right the first time. You don’t want to put your family in a difficult spot if you become incapacitated or have confusion over what happens to your assets when you pass away- you want the certainty of knowing you have a comprehensive and enforceable plan in place.
Throughout Naples, NY, many clients turn to The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. to get the peace of mind of knowing they’ve made an asset protection plan, incapacity plan, and estate plan. We offer representation to clients of all ages so they can maintain control of their futures and protect those they love… even in the face of life’s uncertainties. With decades of collective experience serving clients in Naples and the surrounding community, we’ve proven that our firm can help clients make effective use of legal tools as part of their comprehensive plan for the future.
Representing Clients in Naples, NY
Naples, NY is located within the southwest corner of Ontario County and has a population of just over 2,500 people. Naples is a hilly area and the town spans 29.5 square miles. It is adjacent to Livingston County and Steuben County, and is southwest of Canandaigua Lake. Naples has a long history, with settlement beginning one year after the town was first established in 1789. Today, Naples is home to an annual grape festival and the area is well-known for both its grape pies and its wineries. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy locally produced Manischewitz and other fine wines.
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. has long enjoyed being a part of the Naples community and providing services to clients within this area. Our firm has built a trusted reputation serving young people, seniors, and individuals of all age who are focused on the future.
The Naples, NY Senior Citizen Community
In Naples, New York, 12 percent of households are comprised of someone aged 65 or older who lives alone. In total, 15 percent of the population of Naples is 65 and up. These seniors may be vulnerable to the effects of aging, as the elderly face an increased risk of developing physical or mental conditions or infirmities that affect the ability to do routine activities of daily living.
Seniors who live alone and who wish to continue living in their own homes may get help from a Naples, NY elder law attorney in exploring home care options once assistance with routine activities of daily living becomes necessary. At some point, however, nursing home care may become necessary due to serious medical conditions or a significant physical or mental decline.
Our Parents has identified several nursing homes providing assisted living close to Naples, NY, including homes in Canandaigua, Avoca, and Branchport. Within Naples, NY there are no long-term care facilities but there are senior communities.
Seniors and their families need to understand different types of care options available so they can make informed choices regarding what living environment is best. A Naples elder law attorney can assist seniors in understanding living options, in determining how best to pay for costs, and in protecting their rights before signing admissions paperwork.
Elder Law Services & Estate Planning in Naples, NY
Proving services to seniors is an important part of what The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. does in Naples, NY but it is not the only service our firm offers. We also provide representation to individuals and families of all ages.
Our elder law and estate planning attorneys can offer a full array of legal advice on how clients can protect themselves, build and protect wealth, protect their families, and achieve a secure future. Some of the different elder law and estate planning services that we offer include:
- Incapacity planning so you’ll know your assets will be managed and your healthcare decisions will be made by you or someone you trust, no matter what happens to you.
- Asset planning and asset protection so you can set savings goals, take advantage of tax breaks, and protect assets from creditors, divorce, bankruptcy or other losses.
- Business planning so you can limit liability and address business succession issues.
- Estate planning so you can determine who should inherit assets, how they should inherit, and how to protect your estate from taxation.
- Medicaid and nursing home planning so you can avoid being forced to spend down your personal assets in case nursing home care ever becomes necessary
These are just a few of the many different services we provide throughout the Naples area. Clients trust us to help them to ensure they can provide for their children, maintain their quality of life, avoid unwanted medical care, and protect their wealth. We take this responsibility very seriously and we work hard to earn the trust of those who turn to us for estate planning and elder law assistance.
Courts in Naples, NY That Matter in Estate Planning
Naples, New York is located within Ontario County. This means that if someone passes away with property in Naples and that property will pass through probate, the executor will need to file appropriate paperwork in the Ontario County court system. This system is part of the 7th Judicial District, according to NY Courts.gov.
The Surrogate’s Court in the 7th Judicial District has jurisdiction over estates, over trust administration, and over guardianships. The Surrogate’s Court for the 7th Judicial District may be reached via phone at 585-412-5301. The court is located within the County Court Building at 27 North Main Street in Canandaigua, NY 14224.
Probate, trust administration, and guardianship proceedings are generally the main situations in which estate planning attorneys provide representation to clients in a court setting. In most cases, estate planning attorneys don’t go to court and- in fact- try to help keep clients and their families from needing to to go court as well. For example, part of your estate plan may involve creating a power of attorney so guardianship proceedings won’t be needed if you become incapacitated or creating an estate plan to pass assets outside of probate.
While The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. has extensive experience helping clients to avoid probate and guardianship proceedings, we also know our way around Naples, NY courts and can offer representation to executors, heirs, and family members of incapacitated individuals when legal proceedings become necessary.
How a Naples, NY Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney Can Help
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. is dedicated to providing estate planning and elder law services to clients of all ages in Naples, NY and surrounding areas. Our legal team is trusted by clients throughout Naples who want to achieve the most secure future possible in an uncertain world. We’ll help you to make full use of legal tools like trusts, wills, and other legal documents that allow you to protect yourself, your family, and your assets. To learn more about the assistance we offer, give us a call today.