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NON TRADITIONAL ESTATE PLANNING IN ROCHESTER NY

The majority of families have shifted from the original biologically bonded mother, father and child. We are now a nation in which the majority of families are remarried or re-coupled.

Stepfamilies present complex situations for clients and attorneys. Spouses love one another and want to benefit each other, but also want to ensure that their children with a former spouse are acknowledged with a legacy.

Complex situations require creative legal planning. There are many ways to approach these issues. Our firm works to handle sensitive family issues with a practical approach as unique as each client we meet.



NON TRADITIONAL ESTATE PLANNING FAQ

Can I include a non-relative in my estate plan?
Yes, but under New York State law your nearest living relatives must receive a copy of your Will regardless of your wishes. One solution may be to use a trust to avoid the estate administration process. You should discuss any family issues with your estate planning attorney.

Can estate planning include a non-married partner?
Yes, but under New York State law your nearest living relatives must receive a copy of your Will regardless of your wishes. One solution may be to use a trust to avoid the estate administration process. You should discuss any family issues with your estate planning attorney.

How do I balance second marriage with children from prior marriage?
There are many techniques available to balance the interests of a current spouse with children from a prior relationship. Many of them include the use of trusts to maintain some control, as well as considerations of joint ownership and beneficiary designations.
On behalf of the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County, the "Women's Resource Center" would like to thank you for agreeing to share information about Estate Planning with our staff and residents.

- Virginia W.

RICHARD A. KROLL
ATTORNEY

Richard A. Kroll, Esq. has an active practice in the area of Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate. He is a member of the...

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CAROLYN A. REARDON
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Private practice in Rochester, New York with the Kroll Law Firm since 2007, a group practice in Brighton, New York with emphasis on...

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MARCUS W. KROLL
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Marcus's practice involves estate planning for all families, including LGBT couples, second marriages, and families who have members with...

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