LEGAL SERVICES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

We are excited to share that Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, has developed a First Responders* Program geared toward focusing our skills and strategies on the issues that are unique to police officers, firefighters and EMTs.

During the month of September, we are extending a special offer to area active and retired first responders and military personnel.  This offer is valid for active or retired police officers, firemen, EMTs and military personnel having proof of residence in Orange, Sullivan  or Ulster Counties.

A Last Will  and Testament is  a document that disposes of your  property upon  your  death.

If you  do  not make  a Will,  state  law  prescribes what happens  to your  property.  For example, under  that law,  if you  leave  behind  a  spouse and children, your  spouse  gets the first $50,000  in value. Your  spouse  then gets one-half of the  remainder,  and your  children jointly get the  other  half.  Most  people  do not like this arrangement so they make their own Will. State  law  also has requirements as to how Wills are to be written and signed.  If those requirements  are  not met, administering  the estate  can be delayed, and the Will  might be held to be invalid.

The simple Will  in this offer will  generally be 3-4 pages  long  and will  not require tax planning,  Medicaid or long-term  care planning,  generation-skipping,  or a trust other than  a  standard  trust for  minors.  It will  include an outline  of your  family structure,  provide for  payment of debts  and expenses,  specify your  bequests of your  property,  create  simple trusts for  minors,  and  identify your  executor, trustee,  and  guardian for  any  minor children.

REAL ESTATE:

Maybe you are a NewYork City firefighter looking to move to the farthest northern point that you are allowed.  Maybe you are a

police  officer who  is looking to dabble  in real estate investments.  Or maybe you just want

to escape apartment living. We can assist with all your  real estate needs. We can also ensure you are receiving all the benefits possible.  For example,  in many  municipalities, volunteer firefighters are given a  property tax discount.

BUSINESS:

If you are an entrepreneur in addition to being a first responder, we can help make

sure you are protected and that your  business

is operating as successfully as possible. Corporations and limited liability corporations are used to protect individuals from  personal liability. Simply creating an entity can help protect you and your  family in the long  run.

FAMILY AND MATRIMONIAL LAW:

If you are in need of a family or matrimonial attorney, this is no doubt a difficult and emotional time for you.  Let us guide you through the process, and help you  protect

what you  have worked so hard for.

HEALTH CARE PROXY AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY:

No one likes to think about the worst case scenario,  but there are documents that can easily  be put in place to help protect your family and preserve  your  wishes.  It is a simple process that can help your  family and loved ones avoid  making  difficult decisions at a time where  their focus  should  be elsewhere. We strongly encourage you to have a current Will, Health Care Proxy and Power of Attorney.

PERSONAL  INJURY:

If you  have been injured in an accident, don’t give any oral or written statements to an insurance company. The right lawyer can make all the difference when  your  family is counting on you.

CANNABIS:

We can provide legal direction with corporate formation, licensing, and general business, real estate, land use, zoning and environmental concerns as your new business takes shape.

LITIGATION:

Our attorneys handle all phases of litigation in areas including civil,  matrimonial, estates, personal injury,  real property, and environmental law.

Call today at 845-764-9656  or contact us online to find out more about the First Responder Program, including information about the First Responder* Discount!

THIS OFFER IS VALID FROM THE WALDEN OFFICE ONLY.

*First Responders - police officers, firemen and EMTs in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster county.