Burke Casserly, P.C, founded in 1988, prides itself in being involved in our... more
Burke Casserly, P.C, founded in 1988, prides itself in being involved in our community. Whether we're leading a team for the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's, running in the Race Against Domestic Violence, or Bowling for Kids Sake in Support of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, we are out and about and active in the community. We also enjoy offering free educational seminars to group... view profile
STEPHEN G. LEVY, JD, CELAis Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder... more
STEPHEN G. LEVY, JD, CELAis Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.He limits his practice to the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Long Term Care Planning.Mr. Levy is a member of the Elder Law and Trusts and Estate sections of the New York State Bar Association.He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. A... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.