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Albany Trusts and Estates Lawyer

Justin A. Heller
Justin A. Heller
jheller@nhkllp.com

Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP

80 State Street
11th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
United States

Consult with a Proven Albany Trusts and Estates Lawyer

The proven Albany estate lawyers at Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP are experienced in the effective resolution of estate lawsuits and claims as related to family estates and trusts. Albany estate attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general estate law, including but not limited to instances of estate bankruptcy, living trusts and retirement planning in Albany, New York.

The Albany trusts and estates attorneys have experience representing clients with matters involving:

  • Albany Decedents Estate Lawyer
  • Albany Estate Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Albany Estate Lawyer
  • Albany Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Albany Family Trusts Lawyer
  • Albany Living Trusts Lawyer
  • Albany Powers of Attorney Lawyer
  • Albany Retirement Planning Lawyer
  • Albany Special Needs Trusts Lawyer
  • Albany Trust Lawyer
  • Albany Unclaimed Property Lawyer
  • Albany Wealth Planning Lawyer

Experienced Albany Trust Attorney

Trusts are estate-planning tools that can replace or supplement wills; as well as help manage property during life. A trust manages the distribution of a person’s property by transferring its benefits and obligations to different people. There are many reasons to create a trust, making this property distribution technique a popular choice for many people when creating an estate plan.

The basics of trust creation are fairly simple. To create a trust, the property owner (called the “trustor,” “grantor,” or “settlor”) transfers legal ownership to a person or institution (called the “trustee”) to manage that property for the benefit of another person (called the “beneficiary”). The trustee often receives compensation for his or her management role. Trusts create a “fiduciary” relationship running from the trustee to the beneficiary, meaning that the trustee must act solely in the best interests of the beneficiary when dealing with the trust property. If a trustee does not live up to this duty, then the trustee is legally accountable to the beneficiary for any damage to his or her interests. The grantor may act as the trustee himself or herself, and retain ownership instead of transferring the property, but he or she still must act in a fiduciary capacity. A grantor may also name him or herself as one of the beneficiaries of the trust. In any trust arrangement, however, the trust cannot become effective until the grantor transfers the property to the trustee.

An experienced Albany estate lawyer is professional and knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a trusts and estates case.

Trusted Albany Estate Law Firm

The Albany estate attorneys at Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP are distinguished by a history of successful estate claim recoveries and resolutions. For experienced representation in an estate dispute or if you need help with estate planning, contact the Albany estate lawyers at Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP in New York.

Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP

80 State Street
11th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
United States

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Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP

80 State Street
11th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
United States

Law Firm Contact: Justin Heller / Brendan Carosi

Tel: 518.449.3300

Fax: 518.432.3123

Email: jheller@nhkllp.com, bcarosi@nhkllp.com

Website: www.nhkllp.com

Member Since: 2018

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