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Estate Planning, Probate, & Estate Administration

Probate and the administration of estates are the legal processes dealing with a person's assets and debts after they have died. In cases where a valid will exists, the process is fairly straightforward. If there is no will, assets that remain after debts have been settled are distributed to heirs in accordance with New York State law.

In either case, a skilled probate and estate lawyer can help.

As an experienced Melville, New York, probate attorney, I help families and individuals faced with probate or estate administration concerns in the New York Metro area and throughout Long Island. If you would like to learn more about how I can assist you in these areas This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

New York Estate Planning Attorney   

No matter what your stage of life, planning for the future now can only do you and your family good. And in estate planning, you are the person who gets to decide now, what will happen to everything that you've worked for once you've gone.  You may think you don't need a will but there are many reasons to have one.

I can help.

Estate planning is about using legal tools such as powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills and wills or trusts to minimize estate-related taxes and preserve as much of what you leave behind as possible for your loved ones. I can assist you with quality, effective legal services and estate planning tools such as:

If you would like to schedule a consultation and learn more about elder law and estate planning tools that are right for your individual needs,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Joan S. Arbiter, Attorney at Law, P.C.
445 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 205
Melville, NY  11747
Phone: (631) 249-1976 Fax: (631) 982-1476

Melville, New York attorney, Joan S. Arbiter, helps families and individuals throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, and the New York Metro Area to resolve legal issues in the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, estate planning, probate, and real estate. Long Island communities she serves include Amityville, Commack, Dix Hills, Farmingdale, Hauppauge, Hempstead, Huntington, Babylon, Levittown, Massapequa, Melville, Mineola, Plainview, and Woodbury.