The Law Offices of Brian A. Raphan, P.C.
is structured for an extremely hands on, personal, and responsive approach.
We have earned a reputation based on
our integrity, results, and for always acting in the best interest of our clients.
We have expertise and vast experience with all Elder Care legal issues.
We handle estates of all sizes and offer the preparation of: Simple or Complex Wills, Trusts, Living Trusts, Asset Protection Trusts, Probate, Medicaid Planning and more.
Our firm also has a large court appointed Article 81 Guardianship practice.
Brian A. Raphan has been appointed Court Examiner by the New York State Appellate Division since 1997. Also appointed Special Referee, Guardian ad Litem and Trustee by the New York State Supreme Court. We have attorneys who are fluent in Spanish, Italian, and French. AARP Member and Accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.
Estate Planning Guide
What is Probate?
We gladly offer free consultations either by phone or in person. Contact us and we'll be glad to cordially discuss your personal situation with you.
Being the executor of an estate is not a task to take lightly. An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of a deceased individual’s estate. Even if you are the executor of a small estate you will have important duties that must be performed correctly or you may be liable to the estate or the beneficiaries. Read on>
Many people think that a Last Will & Testament is only for wealthy people who want to set up trusts or save on estate taxes.
Those may indeed be important benefits for some people. The primary reason for making a Will, however, is to leave your property to those you care about in the manner you choose and not leave the decision to the state. Having a Will can give you peace