Sharon Kovacs Gruer, Esq. focuses her practice in the areas of asset protection,... more
Sharon Kovacs Gruer, Esq. focuses her practice in the areas of asset protection, estate planning, elder law, mental health, special needs planning, trusts, tax law, public benefits, Veterans Benefits, Social Security Disability, probate, Surrogate's Court litigation, disability law, pet trusts and real estate. Ms. Gruer holds a Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.) from New York University, is pa... view profile
Flat Fee Probate & Administration Available The passing of someone you care about is... more
Flat Fee Probate & Administration Available The passing of someone you care about is undoubtedly emotionally challenging and dealing with the intricacies associated with his/her estate is often a demanding endeavor. There are numerous legal procedures involved with the administration and division of the property of an estate. Before an Executor is officially appointed, papers have to be sub... 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.