Trusted New York Law Firm Assisting In Legalities of Aging and Life
Trusted New York Law Firm Assisting In Legalities of Aging and Life Experienced New York City lawyer helping to take care of you and those you love For 20 years, Miriam Davidson, Esq. has been dedicated to providing skilled and caring representation on legal, financial and care matters to protect your rights and interests and those you love. We can help individuals protect themselves before an accident, disability, illness or death occurs. This way, your assets can be protected and you can arrange for the care you deserve. However, even if care has started before things have been arranged, we can still help you protect what you have. The firm provides comprehensive representation in the following areas: Elder law and guardianship Real estate law Wills, trusts and estates We respect that each client's situation is different and tailor our services to meet your specific needs. We assist those needing to protect an elder family member or who have to administrate an estate after a death, even if your loved one lived outside of the New York metropolitan area. The firm provides services for: Guardians Individuals seeking appointment as guardian and/or serving as guardian of the property or personal needs for an adult or disabled child Executor and trustees Individuals and corporate fiduciaries in the United States and abroad serving as executors and/or trustees under a deceased person's last will and testament or living wills Claimants to property The rightful heirs to a deceased person's property in administrative or Surrogate's Court proceedings Medicaid applicants Individuals applying for Medicaid Nursing Home Care and Medicaid Home Care Fair hearing appellants Individuals appealing Medicaid decisions in Fair Hearings Grantors Individuals wanting to establish a trust to administer assets during a person's lifetime Proudly serving clients in New York Miriam Davidson, Esq. helps clients and their loved ones throughout the five boroughs of New York City, including Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens in New York. New York City attorney safeguarding you and your family For knowledgeable and responsive legal assistance and advice, call Miriam Davidson, Esq. at 212.308.4810 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment.
156 West 56th St., Ste. 1804
New York NY 10019
Dedicated New York Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probate Lawyer
Drafting your last will and testament A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your will provides you with the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to somebody besides a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your beloved pet decisions that might not reflect your desires. At Miriam Davidson, Esq., we can draft a valid will that ensures your intentions are honored. Changing your will As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, numbers of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions. Appointment of guardianship If you have minor children or disabled adult children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care, especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. If you have a disabled family member, you will want their financial and medical needs met. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian who will take responsibility for your pets. Creating the best estate plan Drafting this important document requires more than filling in a form. If a court determines that your will is invalid, your desires will not be honored upon your death. We meticulously draft your will and consider all aspects of your estate plan. We review your family arrangements, financial situation and philosophical goals to guide you in making the best estate planning decisions, and draft your will accordingly. Probate The process of probate typically accompanies a painful emotional loss. We can ease the stress of probating the estate. We assist executors in all steps of the complex process of probating a will in New York probate court, including: Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously Filing the will with the New York probate court Closing and opening bank accounts Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate Paying taxes and other debts Locating beneficiaries Hiring professionals and experts when necessary Probate disputes The stress of a probate dispute can compound the pain of losing a loved one. When disputes arise, our attorney's composed courtroom demeanor can calm the emotionally charged process of challenging an invalid will or defending a valid will against erroneous claims made by unhappy beneficiaries. If you choose to preserve amicable family relationships, our attorneys can skillfully mediate disputes to reach just, equitable resolutions with your loved ones. When necessary, we assertively defend your beneficiary rights in New York probate court. Contact a thorough estate planning lawyer For professional legal service throughout New York City, call Miriam Davidson, Esq. at 212.308.4810 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment.
Areas of practice
Trusts and Estates
Medicare and Medicaid
Long Term Care
Admitted to practice
New York, 1990
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1991
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., 1990
Columbia University, B.A., 1981
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Committee Member, Legal Problems of the Aging
New York State Bar Association
Sections on: Elder Law; Trusts and Estates
American Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Co-Chair, Elder Law Committee, New York Women's Bar Association
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