Hello, and welcome. My name is Nicole Israel, and I’m here to help you with all of your estate planning goals and needs. I am a Trust & Estates Lawyer in New York and New Jersey.

It’s never easy to take the first step towards planning for everything and everyone you love, but it’s an important aspect throughout life. Estate planning allows you to focus on what’s truly valuable to you and protect the assets and people in your life. However, there are several intricacies that you must consider throughout the process, and I’ll be here to help you understand your options and rights moving forward.

The Law Office of Nicole Israel PLLC is the trusted advisor you deserve. We work to help you make decisions regarding your personal assets, finances, legal matters, and business decisions. You may have thought about your options, but you’ve always wanted someone to handle matters on your behalf. I’ll be the one to guide you through the tasks that you would rather not handle.

It’s my ultimate goal to protect you, your assets, and your family every step of the way. Below, I will help you understand just how important trust & estates planning is, as well as explain the vital aspects to include, how to prepare, and what to expect every step of the way.

ADDRESS

One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd St.
Suite 4600; New York, NY 10165

PHONE

917.719.6406

As a Trust & Estates Planning Lawyer in New York and New Jersey, I’m here to help you throughout every step of the process.

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Trust & Estates Lawyer
New York & New Jersey

Nicole Israel O’Reilly is a trust & estates lawyer who specializes in helping families pass on a legacy of love and care. She is passionate about educating and empowering clients to make the best decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Nicole believes that the estate planning process is not only about passing on your financial wealth but also passing on intellectual, spiritual and human assets. Through a relationship-based, client-centered practice Nicole advises clients through the often complicated decision process around estate planning and works to ensure those plans work in the years to come.

Nicole is a member of the New York City Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association. She is licensed in New York and New Jersey. Nicole enjoys spending her time educating her community on the estate planning process and the best ways to protect your loved ones.

Nicole has worked for a top-tier Manhattan law firm for the past eight years, and has served as a volunteer lawyer for the Immigration Justice Center, Family Law Center in Brooklyn and for the Urban Justice Center. In addition, she has worked as a senior analyst for Livingston Capital Management, an investment management firm offering funds in the public securities space and angel investing space.

Nicole attended Boston University where she earned her B.A. in Economics, Columbia University for her M.S. and received her J.D. at New York Law School.

Most importantly, Nicole is a wife, and a mom to an adventurous two-year old. When she’s not chasing after her son, she enjoys traveling with her family and experimenting in the kitchen.

Elder Law & Medicaid Planning
New York & New Jersey
Whether for yourself or your aging parents, at The Law Office of Nicole Israel we can help you plan for the financial, medical, and legal challenges that come with growing older. As a NY and NJ elder law attorney, I can help you develop a comprehensive plan to ensure your wishes and preferences are honored in the future, along with protecting you and your assets if you become incapacitated and require assisted-living or nursing-home care.
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My Estate Planning Services

Estate planning is one of the more complicated areas of law, and it’s not something that you should ever try to navigate on your own. Unfortunately, if you try to do it on your own, there’s a chance that you encounter a problem regarding your assets and final wishes. I offer clients a wide variety of estate planning services to help you understand what options you have throughout the process. Here’s what you can get with my law firm on your side.

Estate Planning

Planning for Children

Special Needs Trusts

Estate Tax Protection

Asset Protection

Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

Who Should Have A TRUST & EstateS Lawyer?

Trust & Estates Lawyer
There’s a common misconception that estate planning is only helpful for older individuals or those with a lot of money and property. However, anything can happen at any time. No matter your financial status or age, it’s helpful to have estate planning in place for various reasons. Working with a guardianship lawyer in New York and New Jersey or a lawyer for Wills can protect your loved ones just as much as your assets.

Estate planning also helps ensure that your advance medical directives are in place should you be unable to make medical or financial decisions.

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What Are the Steps In Estate Planning?

Did you know that about 60% of adults don’t have estate planning documents in place? This means that several families are without a designated guardian, asset protection, and other benefits that come with estate planning. If you are looking for estate planning creation, here are the steps that you should take to move forward:
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Hire a Trust & Estates lawyer to help you. An attorney is essential to ensuring legal documents are accurate and within state and federal guidelines.

Create your will. Determine what you want to include in your will and who will receive what. Also, if you have minor children, you can name a guardian within your will.
Discuss the option of creating a living revocable trust. Many of your assets may go through probate after you pass, but a living revocable trust can help with this.
Determine who your beneficiaries will be. Check all legal documents such as your life insurance, retirement, etc. to see who will receive what upon your passing.
Get your power of attorney and advance healthcare directives in order. If something happens to you, and you cannot make decisions on your own, you need to ensure you have someone you trust to make decisions on your part.
Organize all information with your attorney. You and your legal counsel can put together a plan that details everything for your executor or trustee. This helps ensure the step by step manual to distribute your assets and property correctly.

Will and Estate Planning Checklist?

When your assets are at stake, preparation is key. This means making sure you have everything in line to properly plan for your will, trust, and all other legal directives as part of your estate planning needs. It’s crucial to create a checklist before you start the process, and I can help you plan this list out so you know exactly what to expect through the process. Here’s what you should have ready to go when you start:
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An itemized list of your inventory

A breakdown of your non-physical assets

A list of your debts and what needs to be paid

A list of your memberships that may have life insurance benefits

A copy of your documentation

A list of your retirement accounts and insurance

A designated trustee or executor

You and your attorney should ensure all documentation is in line so that you can successfully protect your assets moving forward.

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How to Appoint a Legal Guardian and Protect Your Kids
Gain peace of mind knowing you made the best choice for your family. Learn the easy, practical steps to name a guardian for your kids, as well as the Top 6 Mistakes Parents Make When Choosing a Guardian.

All attendees will receive a FREE Guardian Nomination form and a special gift!

Take the First Step in Your Estate Planning Journey – How to Protect Your Assets and Loved Ones
In uncertain times, it can be hard to know exactly what steps to take, to protect what you love most, but I can assure you that committing to showing up on my upcoming webinar about how to keep your family out of court and conflict is the first step in the right direction.

You will leave feeling empowered and prepared to make wise choices with a legal plan that protects your family, from court, conflict or unnecessary government intervention.

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Lawyer for Wills
New York & New Jersey
At The Law Office of Nicole Israel PLLC, I use a unique and personalized approach to every case. Traditional law firms use a lot of legalese and language that you may find confusing throughout the process. This doesn’t make it easier to make difficult decisions regarding your legal needs.

Because I know that no two situations are alike, I try to keep things as clear and concise as possible in a way that you can easily understand. I provide you with important information to start the estate planning process with your needs and goals in mind.

Choosing my firm to help you means you receive:

A history of success. I have helped countless families with all estate planning and guardianship needs to ensure peace of mind.

A caring and compassionate legal professional who puts your needs and goals first.

A firm with experience in estate planning law. Because there are several documents to prepare, this experience comes with numerous benefits for our clients.

I know how difficult it is to feel as though your assets and property could be in limbo after you pass. Even more, you can feel devastated thinking that a court may make decisions regarding your minor children’s guardianship. Never leave anything to question.

Instead, get my firm on your side and work through the process with confidence. Together, we’ll build a strong guideline to ensure everything is as it should be per your last wishes moving forward. Let me give you a voice and help you with all estate planning needs that you have.

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ADDRESS

One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd Street; Suite 4600; New York, NY 10165