Living trusts provide added flexibility and control over your financial assets during your lifetime and make it easier to leave those assets to friends or family members without going through probate. By transferring the ownership of certain assets or financial resources to a living trust, you can ensure that they are transferred seamlessly to the individuals you designate as the beneficiaries of these legal arrangements. This will often allow you to earn income or to derive benefits from these financial assets during your lifetime while eliminating the need to probate these valuable assets after your death.
Lesly will work with you to provide for your loved ones through the probate process in New York. Our firm will find the best and most practical ways to administer your Estate and work closely with the executor of the will to explain and assist in the probate process in New York. Our vast experience in Court will allow you and your loved ones the security of knowing that their final wishes are respected and followed in accordance with a valid will and any living trusts that make up part of your estate. By working with our legal team, the probate proceedings will be fast, efficient and accurate.
Non-Profit Church Law
For over 20 years, churches have relied on church attorney, ordained minister and Senior Pastor of three different houses of worship, Lesly Devereaux, Esq. to guide them through every aspect of a church’s legal existence, from incorporation to governance, employment, property and finances, and even dissolution, merger or consolidation. With her unique background and combination of disciplines, Lesly is perfectly situated to understand how churches operate and function both as a ministerial body and as a legal entity incorporated under the laws of the state of New York.
Reinstatement after suspension or disbarment is not an absolute. It is one of the most challenging hurdles for an attorney to overcome. There is a minimum threshold that must be met whether you are charged with client neglect, escrow fraud or a criminal offense which had nothing to do with the practice of law. If you are required to answer a misconduct complaint filed against you or to give a deposition, be proactive and speak with an experienced New York City lawyer. A misconduct allegation, no matter how frivolous it may appear, should not be taken lightly.