Our firm offers experienced counseling and preparation in preparing plans to protect your hard earned assets from being taken when you get older, sick or are most vulnerable. We promise you our most diligent efforts and timely attention.
Each of our plans includes a comprehensive analysis in which we discuss your immediate and long-term objectives, your current financial needs, and how we can help protect the money you've made over a lifetime. It took you a lifetime to make it, don't let T.H.E.M. take it!
We offer a number of plans to help you :
THE "LOCKBOX" FAMILY PLAN
Designed for the married couple who've spent a lifetime accumulating their net worth and who want to build a fortress around it. A comprehensive plan designed to safeguard your assets from potential creditors, including Medicaid, while also directing who you want to take your money when your gone. The package includes a specifically tailored irrevocable trust, special needs planning where required, tax planning, durable powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, health care proxies, and a rock solid pour over wills, as well as a three-year maintenance plan, and initial funding assistance.
THE "LOCKBOX" Individual Plan
Designed for the single individual who spent a lifetime accumulating assets and is looking to shield those assets from Medicaid or other creditors. This comprehensive plan is similar to The "Lockbox" Family Plan, except is to be for a single individual. It includes a specifically tailored irrevocable trust, special needs planning where required, durable power of attorney, advanced medical directives, health care proxy, a rock solid pour over wills as well as one year of maintenance and initial funding assistance.
The "Spigot" Family Plan
Designed for the family looking to provide a plan for how their hard-earned money and property will be divided when their gone. Designed to avoid the costs and complications of probate, this plan includes a Revocable Trust, Pour Over Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, advanced medical directives, health care proxy. This plan requires no maintenance, and provides the family the ability to withdraw and add assets as desired.
The "Spigot" Individual Plan
Designed for the individual looking to provide for an orderly transfer of their hard-earned money and property when their gone. Designed to avoid the costs and complications of probate, this plan includes a Revocable Trust, Pour Over Will, Durable Power of Attorney, advanced medical directives, health care proxy, and includes one deed transfer. The plan requires no additional maintenance and provides the individual control and the ability to withdraw and add assets as desired.
Family "Peace of Mind" Plan
Designed for similarly minded spouses, this plan provides mutual wills, and additional planning documents to ensure an orderly transition from a lifetime of accumulating to providing a legacy for your family. This plan requires probate after death, and additional costs to your beneficiaries at that time, but is recommended for someone who isn't worried about their long-term health needs or is unsure of how they want things to go when they die. We provide Durable Powers of Attorney, advanced medical directives, and health care proxies. The investment in this plan includes a testamentary trust, where applicable.
The "I Can Sleep Better Now" Plan
Designed for an individual, this plan provides for a will and additional planning documents to ensure an orderly transition from a lifetime of hard work, to provide an orderly direction for the transfer of assets to the people you love, the charity of your choice, or some other party. The plan requires probate after death, and additional costs to your beneficiaries at that time, but is recommended for someone who isn't worried about their long-term health needs, is not concerned about tax implications, or simply wants to have a minimum of relief in this area. This plan includes a will, advanced medical directives, living will, and a durable power of attorney.
2115 Avenue U
Brooklyn NY 11229
Our various plans are based on reliable flat fees, and are back by our 2 week guaranty - you get us everything we need to come up with a plan, and we will have something ready for you in two weeks.
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Let's face it, we've all gotten older. In fact, believe it or not, you have aged just reading this website. As we get older, its natural to feel more vulnerable. We grow increasingly dependent on family members to get around, to get to doctors, to do our banking, and even to handle new technologies. (That new-fangled remote is pretty darn hard to figure out, am I right?)
The instances of elder abuse, the high cost of long-term care, the effects of horrible death taxes, and the theft that sometimes occurs from people we thought we could trust rise as our ability to protect ourselves declines.
Our goal is to help you protect what you have accumulated over a lifetime of hard-work and savings. You worked hard to make it, don't let T.H.E.M. take it.
So, who are "T.H.E.M." ?
T - The "Tax Man"
"Death taxes", capital gains taxes and other impositions can devastate families if they don't plan properly
H - "Horrible" relatives
It's amazing how long-lost relatives who never spent time with you, suddenly appear just in time to "help". While sometimes this is a genuine act of kindness, too often, its not.
E - Evil predators
As we get older, we become targets for scam artists, hucksters, and other predators preying on our trusting nature.
M - Medicaid
The average cost of a nursing home in New York City is around $14,000 per month. If you don't properly plan, that's what it will cost to obtain reasonable care while dealing with long term health care issues. In one-year, that is $168,000!
Our belief is that you shouldn't need to give it all up because your sick, and you certainly shouldn't have to give it up because you didn't plan.
Theodore Alatsas, Esq. was born the child of Greek immigrants in the early 1970s. Growing up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Theodore learned the importance of hard work and dedication to his community at an early age. As an exemplary student and community activist, Theodore often volunteered his time to help those who needed it. Theodore attended Brooklyn Technical High School, New York University and St. John’ s University School of Law. During his early 20s, Theodore worked his way through college and law school, while at the same time actively participating and leading various civic organizations.
Among these organizations are the Avenue U Merchants’ Association, Citizens for Neighborhood Action, Change NY, and the Joint Council of Kings County Boards of Trade. Theodore’s community involvement was recognized in New York Newsday, the Bay News and various other community papers. After graduating law school, Theodore began the practice of law in the same location where his parents owned a Greek deli. Over the years, his areas of practice have become more specialized, focusing primarily on the practice of divorce & family law. His knowledge and experience as a neighborhood practitioner, has uniquely qualified him to handle a matter not only from a legal perspective, but with a compassion designed to guide the client through the process as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.
Theodore remains active in his community, and has been nominated as a candidate for various public offices, including Brooklyn District Attorney and Brooklyn Borough President, and served as a member of the Public Service Commission Siting Board after having been appointed to the position by Governor Pataki. Theodore resides in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter. He is also fluent in Greek and Spanish.
Bar Number: 2715324
New York, 1996
St. John's University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1995
New York University
Bachelor of Sciences, 1992
Brooklyn Technical High School
Arista Honors Regents Diploma, 1989
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