Why I Became a Lawyer When I was growing up, like other boys my age, I wanted to be... more
Why I Became a Lawyer When I was growing up, like other boys my age, I wanted to be a fireman, baseball player, farmer or an astronaut! When I got older, I watched my brother attend medical school and thought, "That's interesting!" When I saw his medical textbooks, it didn't look too interesting. In college I became active in several social action groups, working with senior citizens and beco... view profile
Andrew Lamkin is principal in the law firm of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C., where he... more
Andrew Lamkin is principal in the law firm of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C., where he focuses his practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning and special needs planning, including Wills and Trusts, Medicaid planning and estate administration. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Andrew is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Suff... view profile
The LAW OFFICE OF STEVEN A. KASS, P.C. concentrates in the areas of Estate Planning,... more
The LAW OFFICE OF STEVEN A. KASS, P.C. concentrates in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law and Planning for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs. The firm provides Comprehensive, Cost-Effective Estate Planning to meet our Clients' objectives, allowing them to protect themselves and their loved ones, and preserve their dignity.
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.