The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. is an elder law and estate planning law firm serving Wayne County, New York and surrounding areas. The services that our firm provides can help people of all ages, because we customize our approach to elder law and estate planning to accommodate your life and family circumstances.
Whether you need to make certain minor children are provided for if something happens to you, are focused on retirement planning and asset protection, or need help addressing end of life issues and leaving your legacy, our firm can provide the assistance that you are looking for.
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. is committed to providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal advice to make the process of planning for the future easier. If you are ready to get legal help and take steps to protect your autonomy, assets, and loved ones, give our Wayne County, NY elder law and estate planning attorneys a call today.
Life in Wayne County, New York
Wayne County, NY is a New York County that is part of the Rochester/Syracuse metropolitan area. As of the most recent census, the county had a population of just over 93,700 people. The county’s seat is Lyons, and the county was named in honor of a hero of the revolutionary war named General Anthony Wayne.
Wayne County is located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and it is part of the northern border with Canada. The county is less than 50 miles to the west of Syracuse, and it is the top apple producing county in the entire state of New York.
Wayne County was initially part of Albany County back when counties in New York first formed in 1683. However, there were numerous subdivisions that occurred and Wayne County was ultimately formed into its own county in 1823. It was an important farming region, and it also played an important role in abolitionism during the time period leading up to the American Civil War.
The county today spans a total of 1,383 square miles, of which 56% or 779 square miles is water. It is adjacent to Cayuga County, Seneca County, Ontario County, and Monroe County.
Seniors in Wayne County, NY
As of the most recent census, 14.2 percent of Wayne County, NY was comprised of seniors. Older residents of Wayne County may need to get help and support so they can continue to remain independent for as long as possible and so they can stay connected with their community.
Seniors can find out about services in Wayne County by visiting the Wayne County New York website for aging programs and services. Seniors an also contact the Department of aging & Youth via phone at 315-946-5649. The hours for the department are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and the address is 1519 Nye Road, Suite 300, Lyons, NY 14489.
Seniors can take advantage of all different types of community based services, including activities for seniors, transportation, and meals and nutrition services. However, there often comes a time when these services aren’t sufficient and seniors need more help with activities of daily living.
Long-term care at home or nursing home care could be the solution for aging seniors who cannot handle routine tasks on their own any more. Unfortunately, neither nursing home care nor long-term care at home are covered by Medicare or by private insurers in the majority of circumstances. Medicaid does provide coverage, but many Wayne County seniors can’t qualify because Medicaid limits the assets you can own while still getting covered.
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. can provide assistance with the creation of a Medicaid plan that will help you obtain Medicaid benefits when you need them so you can get covered without first impoverishing yourself.
Probate Courts in Wayne County, NY
In New York, probate and estate matters are handled in Surrogate’s Court. There is a Surrogate’s Court serving Wayne County, which is located at 54 Broad Street, Lyons NY 14489. This Surrogate’s Court is in the 7th Judicial District and its hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The court can be reached via phone at 315-665-8119 and via fax at 315-665-8106. The website provides information on e-filing legal forms, frequently asked questions about probate proceedings, and details on how to re-open estates. The different forms you need for legal proceedings are also available on the Surrogate Court’s website.
Many different kinds of cases could end up in Surrogate’s Court. For example, if your loved one has become incapacitated, it could become necessary to go to court to have him or her declared a ward and to have a guardian appointed. If your loved one has passed away, going to court is also necessary to complete the probate process and to facilitate the transfer of assets – unless plans have been made for wealth to pass outside of the probate process.
It can be complicated to go to court, and you should make certain you get the right legal help. A compassionate and knowledgeable member of our legal team can assist clients throughout Wayne County in handling all of their probate and estate matters.
Getting Help from Wayne County, NY Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorneys
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. represents clients with all different types of elder law and estate planning issues in Wayne County. We can work closely with you to prepare for whatever the future holds, whether by saving for a secure retirement and taking steps to protect assets or preparing for illness, incapacity, and your death. All of these legal issues need to be addressed so you are able to protect yourself and your loved ones despite life’s uncertainties.
To find out more about how our Wayne County elder law and estate planning attorneys can help you, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at (585) 546-1734 or contact us online to get personalized advice on your plans for the future.