Experienced Estate Planning Services

The American Bar Association states that 55 percent of Americans die without a will or other estate plan in place. Over 90 percent of people under 35 in this country do not have a will or trust set up.

At Sullivan, Hess & Youngblood, P.C., we can help you with wills and trusts, trusts for children and wills with credit shelter trusts. Whether you need to simply update your will or want to plan for disability we are here for you.

We can also guide you on how to:

  • Avoid paying unnecessary taxes
  • Choose an executor
  • Transfer life insurance policies into a life insurance trust
  • Draft power of attorney and health care proxies

Planning Ahead Saves Time, Money And Stress Later

Failing to plan your estate (such as creating a will, trusts, power of attorney, gift riders and a health care proxy) could not only lead to a court deciding "who gets what" but can also cause disputes among family members as well as costly lawsuits. Not planning takes time later. On average it takes a year or more for a court-appointed executor to locate and manage estate property. Not planning (by having a trust or gift rider for example) can also contribute to paying unnecessary taxes. Creating a professional and effective last will and testament will ensure your wishes are carried out and relieve your loved ones of wondering about your intentions.

We Can Help You Plan Well

At Sullivan, Hess & Youngblood, P.C., our estate planning lawyer can answer your questions about the various forms of estate plans. He will answer any questions you have about your specific situation and explain the features and benefits of the options available. When you plan well you can rest assured that your estate will be distributed according to your wishes.

The law firm of Sullivan, Hess & Youngblood, P.C., has helped clients with their elder law, real estate law, estate planning and small-business needs in Albany since 2000. We've been here. We'll be here. In New York, call our Capital District office at 518-320-7331 and set up an appointment or fill out our online contact form, and we will get back to you.