I present free educational seminars to the public throughout the greater New York... more
I present free educational seminars to the public throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area. These seminars are intended to educate the public about the importance of proper estate planning. Seminar topics include Basic Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Special Needs Planning, Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning for the GLBT Community, IRA Planning and many others. I also present ... view profile
Stephen is one of the founding partners of Lehnardt & Lehnardt, LLC. His focus with... more
Stephen is one of the founding partners of Lehnardt & Lehnardt, LLC. His focus with clients is as a professional legal counselor, although he likes to refer to himself as "an enabler" who first listens to discover what his clients need and want, and then counsels with his clients to help them get what they want... legally. Whether estate planning, asset protection planning, business counsel, ... view profile
It's all about relationships. I am personally committed to helping our clients... more
It's all about relationships. I am personally committed to helping our clients achieve peace of mind. I am invested in seeing that the estate plans of each of our clients are fulfilled such that their families bear the least tax burden while inheriting wealth in a manner that suits each family's unique situation. I never forget that our clients have entrusted their family stories and goals in me.
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.