Colleen A. Dooley is admitted to practice in New York. She received her education at... more
Colleen A. Dooley is admitted to practice in New York. She received her education at SUNY Brockport, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in and her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, at Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Lansing, MI). Colleen is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Albany County Bar Association. Her practice areas include estate planning (Wills, ... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.