Suffolk County Wills Attorney

Wills Attorney in Bohemia, NY

Estate planning is an important step. Establishing a comprehensive estate plan can help you and your family avoid the stress of an uncertain future. Your estate should be in your control, but we understand that talking about these matters can be overwhelming. Whether you live a modest life or you are a person of means, preparing your possessions for after you pass is something to consider. The goal of a will is to provide directions for those you choose to carry out your estate, but it also helps your family focus on healing after you are gone. The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has over 25 years of experience helping clients develop an estate plan tailored to their specific needs. If you need a law firm to help discuss your estate, draft a will, and plan an estate, The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. is here to serve. Contact our firm for a consultation.


Why do I need a will?

A will is quite important. It simply provides directions to divide your estate and distribute your possessions. If you were to die without a will (intestate), your possessions could be allocated by the state and your family could face significant legal issues, including infighting. When you declare who should benefit from your estate, you save everyone a lot of trouble so they can focus on the important things, like healing. You can pass almost everything from significant assets to small tokens of personality. Some of the assets you can pass include:

  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Personal belongings
  • Bank accounts

Drafting a will

There are some requirements in New York to how one must execute a will. Once a will is drafted with the help of an attorney, the will must be signed and witnessed by at least 2 individuals. During the signing, the witnesses must be present and understand, through the declaration of the signer, that they are at a will signing and the subject has full capacity to sign this testamentary document. In some cases, the witnesses will sign a document to attest to what they witnessed. Once a will is executed properly, it is a document that can be filed and probated.

Contact a Suffolk County estate planning attorney

For over 25 years, The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has guided clients through all estate planning and administration matters. We understand that discussing these hard topics can be too much and we are ready to guide you through. Estate planning is an important step to take when thinking about the future. Though it may be difficult to discuss, when you’re ready to address this matter, we are too. For a consultation to discuss the future of your estate, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C.

Why choose our firm?

We have an excellent AVVO rating from our many happy clients

We will tirelessly pursue a favorable resolution to your case

We offer aggressive and effective representation

We treat our clients with the compassion, patience, and respect that they deserve

We have more than 20 years of dedicated legal experience

We have the legal knowledge necessary to help you obtain the outcome you desire

We tailor our practice to the representation of your divorce case

What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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