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Welcome to the Law Office of Laura E. Cowan. We are a Trusts & Estates law firm in New York City whose mission is to provide individuals and families with quality estate planning services. When you visit our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing important issues concerning your assets and your family. Our goal is to arm you with the information you need to make educated, informed, empowered decisions about what is best for your family.

Laura E. Cowan

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Document your wishes regarding the distribution of your property and the care of your minor children with a Last Will & Testament.
Use a trust to avoid probate, reduce or eliminate estate tax, or protect your children’s inheritance from divorce, lawsuit, or bankruptcy.
Give a friend or family member the right to make health care decisions for you should you be unable to communicate your wishes yourself.
Name both emergency guardians and long-term guardians for your minor children so they are always taken care of by people they know and trust.
Probate is the legal court process of distributing the assets of someone who has passed away. It is the responsibility of the executor named in the will.
Trusts are legal entities that require administration under the terms of the trust. What is required varies greatly depending on the kind of trust in question.
Give a trusted friend or family member the right to manage your assets for you should you become disabled or incapacitated.
Used with a living trust, a pour over will "pours" all of a deceased person's assets into their trust.
Protect your assets from unnecessary estate tax and protect your children’s inheritance from divorce, bankruptcy, and lawsuit.

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