Elder Law & Estate Planning

Ms. Hawthorne understands your unique Elder Law needs and can help you to determine which documents and trusts best suit your needs. She has extensive experience in drafting of Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts and Supplemental Needs Trusts. As a Guardian herself, and certified to accept assignments from Surrogate’s Court and Supreme Court as a Guardian, Guardian ad Litem , Attorney of the Alleged Incapacitated Person, Counsel to Guardian, Court Evaluator and Supplemental Needs Trust Trustee, Ms. Hawthorne is uniquely qualified to assist you with all guardianship needs, under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law and 17A Guardianships in Surrogate’s Court.

Her experience and knowledge of the estate planning process will assist you at any planning stage, including issues of:

Wills

Power of Attorney

Healthcare Proxy

Living Wills

Revocable Living Trusts

Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts

Supplemental Needs Trusts

Elderlaw & Estate Planning

Wills

Power of Attorney

Healthcare Proxy

Living Wills

Revocable Living Trusts

Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts

Supplemental Needs Trusts

 

Probate & Administration of Estates

Letters Testamentary

Letters of Administration

Will contests

Heir-ship Issues

Asset marshaling and distribution

Debt payment

Formal and informal accounting procedures.

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Matrimonial Services

Matrimonial services include

Divorce

Custody

Legal separation

Child support

Pre nuptial agreements

Step parent adoptions

Qualified Domestic relations orders

Mediation

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