Estate Planning

Westchester County Estate Planning Attorney

New York Living Wills Lawyer

Over 20 Years of Experience

The law office of Jessica Bacal, Esq., PC, in Mt. Kisco, brings strong credentials and over 20 years of experience to individuals and families throughout Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties in New York. A graduate of the law school at Columbia University, attorney Jessica Bacal has an extensive knowledge of the laws governing estate planning and probate administration. Legal issues can arise at any time and the firm is committed to being available to clients as needed. To set up an appointment, e-mail Jbacal@verizon.net or call 914-767-9290.

The Estate Planning Practice

The firm works closely with individuals and families who want to plan for the orderly distribution of property and the care of minor children upon death. The estate planning process begins by gathering information about your unique financial and family situation, as well as your specific goals. Your attorney will then carefully explain the different strategies available to help you meet your objectives, including the use of wills or trusts, the re-titling of assets, and lifetime gifts.

Once a strategy has been selected to best meet your needs, the firm will prepare and implement the documents necessary to put your estate plan in place, including:

  • Simple wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Advance medical directives

The firm also prepares Article 81 guardianship documents and handles conservatorships, business succession planning, and the preparation of HIPAA forms.

The Probate Administration Practice

The law office of Jessica Bacal, Esq., PC advises executors, administrators and personal representatives to enable an estate to move successfully through the probate process. The firm will prepare and file all the documents necessary to complete the probate process and will represent the estate in any hearings or proceedings in the probate court. This includes preparing and submitting an inventory of the assets of the estate, satisfying the final debts and tax obligations of the estate, and overseeing the orderly distribution of property in accordance with the terms of the will.

To schedule an appointment for a confidential consultation, contact the firm by e-mail or telephone (914-767-9290). The office is open during regular business hours, with evening and weekend consultations available by appointment. Located in downtown Mt. Kisco, at 71 Smith Avenue, between East Main Street and Lexington Avenue, just a few blocks from the Metro-North train station, the office is situated in a charming Victorian residence converted to office space. Ample parking is available.