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WILLS, TRUSTS, & ESTATES

It’s important to work with an attorney who is patient and willing to listen to, empathize with, and truly understand your needs and the needs of your loved ones.  I am here to discuss your life, your health, your finances, and any thing else that can help you ensure that you and your loved ones have a concrete plan are covered for anticipated life changes and challenges  as well as the unexpected. 


Please continue below for more information about how I can help you and your family plan for the future.

OVERVIEW

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ESTATE PLANNING

The Billanti Law Firm provides individuals with the power to ensure that wishes regarding their personal, health care, and financial  decisions are known and carried out during their lifetime as well as after death. I can assist you with preparing a will and any necessary trusts to distribute your assets in accordance with your wishes after your passing. I can also put advance health care directives in place by helping you appoint a health care proxy and prepare a living will.  

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ELDER LAW

The Billanti Law Firm is dedicated to working as an advocate for aging and disabled people, as well as their family members, to help with critical matters regarding estate, financial, and health care planning.  I can help you create a comprehensive estate plan while taking into account your financial situation to help mitigate costs and tax burdens for yourself and your loved ones.  Not only can I help you plan an estate by creating a will that will enable you to distribute your assets in accordance with your wishes after you die, I can help evaluate your needs and create a living will and advanced health care directives, create and execute a durable power of attorney as well as assist with income, estate, and gift tax planning. Additionally, I can help with short-term and long-term care, assisted living, Social Security, Medicare and/or Medicaid, and guardianships.       

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SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING

The Billanti Law Firm will help you plan for your loved one with special needs by establishing comprehensive care plans to ensure that money for your loved one with special needs will not be at risk from estate taxes or the long-term care costs of caregivers. I can also assist with applying for SSI benefits for a person with disabilities and applying and qualifying for Medicaid. I can also help you provide for a person with special needs in your will, apply for guardianship, and set up a special needs trust or supplemental needs trust.       

SERVICES

ESTATE PLANNING

Estate planning is a lifelong process, and it is important for adults of all ages, health conditions, and financial situations to evaluate their situation and plan for the future.  


  • Wills & Trusts
  • Heath Care Proxy
  • Living Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Life Estates for Real Property
  • Estate & Trust Administration

ELDER LAW

Elder law is critical for people as they age, develop health related issues, or become disabled.   


  • Estate Planning & Wealth Management
  • Short & Long-Term Care Planning
  • Social Security, Medicare, & Medicaid Assistance
  • Guardianship
  • Personal Injury: Slip & Fall Claims

SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING

Special needs planning is critical for people with disabilities as well as the parents of minor or adult children with disabilities to ensure that they have suitable funds and obtain proper government benefits to ensure that they are cared for properly from childhood through adulthood.  


  • Special / Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • Guardianship
  • SSI & SSD Assistance
  • Medicaid Assistance

ESTATE PLANNING & ELDER LAW TOOLS

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LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

A Last Will & Testament is a legal document created by you in order to designate the executor of you estate and provide specific and personal instructions regarding the distribution of assets upon your death.

LIVING WILL

A Living Will allows you to document your wishes concerning medical and potentially life sustaining treatments in the event you become terminally ill and unable to speak for yourself. 

HEALTH CARE PROXY

A Health Care Proxy allows you to designate a person to make health care decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable to do so yourself. 

DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY

A Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document that enables you to appoint a person to make financial decisions on your behalf in the event you become disabled or incompetent. 

TESTAMENTARY TRUSTS & LIVING TRUSTS

A Testamentary Trust is a legal document that you can create within a Last Will & Testament in order to distribute some or all assets to a trust upon your death.  They are most commonly created for the benefit of minor children, people with special needs who receive government benefits, or a spouse in order to provide a tax shelter.   


A Living Trust is a legal document that goes into effect during the life of the person who creates it.  They are most commonly used for wealth management, Medicaid planning, and avoiding probate. 

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION & PROBATE

Estate administration is the process of collecting, managing, and distributing a decedent's estate.  During this process, the decadent's assets must be gathered, any and all debts and taxes of the decedent's must be paid, and all remaining assets and property must be distributed to the heirs of the estate. 

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Billanti Law Firm

716-75-WILLS (716-759-4557)

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