Estate Planning
for Freedom & Peace Of Mind

Marianne S. Rantala is a Lawyer who uses the best systems and practices for Estate Planning, and provides affordable access to a lifetime relationship with a personal lawyer.

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Estate Planning

Marianne S. Rantala is a lawyer who uses the best systems and practices for Estate Planning, and provides affordable access to a lifetime relationship with a personal lawyer.

This practice area includes:

  • Last Wills
  • Revocable & Irrevocable Living Trusts
  • Selecting Guardians for Minor Children
  • Ancillary Life Planning Documents
  • Will Probate
  • Trust Administration
Probate & Estate Administration

If a person dies without an estate plan of any kind, or even if he or she had a will, estate assets must go through a court process before they can be distributed to the heirs. The process is called a "probate" if there is a will and an "administration" if there is no will.

While every situation is unique, probate or administration involves the following steps:

  • Filing a petition with the probate court
  • Locating all estate assets
  • Paying debts of the estate
  • Preparing estate tax returns
  • Distributing assets to heirs
  • Providing notice to heirs
  • Inventory of estate assets
  • Selling estate assets
  • Paying estate taxes, if any
Elder Law, Medicaid Planning & Guardianship

Did you know that nursing homes can cost $170,000 of more per year? Many people must use up their life savings and run out of money before qualifying for Medicaid to pick up this cost. One benefit of paying privately is sometimes the better choice of nursing home facility. How ever you look at it, though, it's very expensive.

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An Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration Practice

Located in the heart of Long Island New York, the law firm of Marianne S. Rantala, P.C., focuses its practice on estate planning to best keep your family out of court and out of conflict. As an attorney with many years of experience, Marianne Rantala has successfully represented clients in a broad scope of estate related matters. She understands what you and your family are going through. She stands ready to represent you in probate and administration proceedings and fight for the best outcome possible.

"Our philosophy and goals are to create peace of mind for our clients to avoid catastrophe when tragedy happens, by designing and drafting an estate plan that will truly work."

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