As comprehensive estate planning attorneys, we put our clients first as we assist them in planning for every stage of life. We bring compassion and personal connection to every matter we work on for our clients. When things go wrong, we are also tough estate litigators who are often asked to assist other attorneys at trial.

Elder Law & Medicaid Planning

Estate planning is not just for young couples with children or newly retired active couples. Just as it’s never too early to plan for the future, it’s also never too late! Estate planning for seniors is often referred to as Elder Law, and at Landskind & Ricaforte Law Group, P.C., in New York, we are committed to providing the best possible services to our older clients. Whether you need legal documents, general estate planning services, or want to protect your assets from the high cost of a nursing home, our attorneys are here for you.

In our commitment to serving clients through all of life’s stages, we are particularly sensitive to the legal needs and personal wishes of our older clients. As a family law firm, we can relate to our clients and their adult children as we have experienced similar situations with our own parents. You will not find a more responsive and compassionate elder law firm in New York than Landskind & Ricarforte Law Group, P.C. Contact us to learn more today.

Estate Planning

Every estate plan we draft is as unique as the individual or family it protects. We don’t do cookie cutter, one-size-fits-all plans. Instead, we will take the time to get to know you and to understand your hopes for the future. Your estate planning documents will be tailored to your unique situation and will address all of your concerns for your spouse, children, family home, and more.

No one lives forever, so not confronting the inevitable by avoiding making an estate plan is just not smart. Working with us today—whatever your stage of life—will give you the peace of mind you need to enjoy your family now. Knowing your children will be cared for, your home will be protected, and your surviving spouse will have the resources he or she will need to get by without you are invaluable gifts that we are proud to give our clients. Contact Landskind & Ricaforte Law Group, P.C., today.

Probate & Estate Administration

A family member dies, and suddenly everyone seems to expect you to have legal expertise. Whether you are a named executor of a will, an heir who is overwhelmed by the probate process, or a distant relative who believes you have a claim on an estate, you need true legal expertise on your side. The probate and estate administration attorneys at Landskind & Ricaforte Law Group, P.C., can help you with whatever legal matters you are facing after the death of a family member.

If someone dies with a simple will to distribute a significant estate or has no will at all, the state and the court system will become involved in the process of validating the will and distributing assets. If you are an heir—or believe you should be an heir—you should have someone on your side representing your interests. You should not just trust the system to take care of you. Call our probate and estate administration legal team to discuss your concerns.

Estate Litigation

Things don’t always go as we expect them to when a loved one dies. Family members who believe they were promised certain property when the deceased was alive are shocked and hurt to discover the will does not reflect that. When wills, trusts, guardians, and executors or trustees have not been updated for many years, there may be disputes over the choices after the estate holder dies. In these situations, litigating the matter may be your only choice.

At Landskind & Ricaforte, P.C., we understand the extreme sensitivity of these situations. Estate litigation cases often pit one family member against another and lead to many hurt feelings. We support our clients in their claim and help them tactfully deal with other family members. If you have an estate dispute of any kind, contact our legal team to see if we can help. Our experienced litigators are here for you.