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How much does a special needs trust fund cost in Queens, New York?

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the lawyer my mom and I went said combined with the special needs trust fund , there a living will and a will . . . it will be a $ 5300 . . . is that to expensive ? I am the daughter and I need this trust fund for myself . My mom has assets and I don't want to lose my inheritance . My mom means everything to me . She want to buy an apt . for me . But I can not afford it if she dies or I just could lose everything . I just need a special needs trust fund . Something more reasonable . I live in an adult home and soon they said we are going to get our own apartments . But what kind , I worry . So in the future we just want to plan . She lives in Queens , my mom , I live upstate in Westchester . I hope you can help me . I'm mentally disabled w / sis and sad , w / Medicaid and Medicare . Broke as most people , .

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  1. That is not unreasonable. There are a handful of lawyers who do this work really well. Make sure you have someone good.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases. Feel free to check out my web site and contact me at (212) 577-9797 or via email at I was named to the Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. The above answer is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.

  2. Get quotes from other attorneys recommended by the local bar association to give you some peace of mind about reasonable fees.

    The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.

  3. Find several attorneys and compare fees versus services they suggest. There is no set fee for this so you will need to shop around.

  4. Given the amount of work required, particularly if your mother has substantial assets - and it sounds from your description that she does - a fee of $5,300 does not sound unreasonable. However, if you're unsure, you should contact some other reputable estate planning attorneys in your area to see what they would charge for that work. I would suggest that you look up some estate planning attorneys in NY on Avvo and either email or telephone some of them to find out what their fees would be.

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