"Mr. Arrigali is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and answers all questions in a timely manner. I will definitely recommend him to family and friends without hesitation." - Steven P.

"5 star Chris, as always thank you so much for all your help, advice and quick reply, looking forward for more real estate deals with the near future." - Josh G.

"I worked with Chris Arrigali for the closing on my house. Being a first time home owner, it was very stressful. Chris was wonderful to work with. He is extremely knowledgable and made the experience much easier to handle. Could not have been happier with the outcome! Thanks again Chris!" - Nicole M.

"Mr. Arrigali is the best lawyer that I know. He is on point with everything he does. That is my lawyer I love him will refer anyone who needs a real estate lawyer." - Mia B.

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Estate Planning and Elder Law
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Overview

When Chris launched his law office in 2007, he focused primarily on Staten Island real estate matters.  Over the years, due to encouragement from clients, he began assisting people with Estate Planning and Elder Law as well.

The rationale goes something like this: you trusted Chris when buying your home, and that worked out, so now you trust him to handle essential end-of-life matters.


While Chris’s law office focuses on planning, the firm will also advocate for its clients when necessary.  Whether the problem is a bank refusing to recognize a valid power of attorney, a financial institution or other vendor selling inappropriate investments, or Medicaid refusing to make proper contributions to medical care, you will be protected.

Philosophy

An elder law attorney does not just help the elderly, and an estate planning attorney does not just help the wealthy.  Everyone should have a plan for the cost of long-term care, for how to take care of their loved ones after they pass away, and for what kinds of emergency life-saving medical treatment they may want to opt into or out of.

Estate planning is a means of not just planning how things are passed on when you die, but also protection against liens from creditors (Medicaid/Medicare, for example), minimizing tax consequences (currently and eventually for beneficiaries), planning for medical incapacity (so that family members are not burdened with making decisions for you that may not be what you would have wanted), and providing a meaningful legacy for family, loved ones and possibly charities. 

Many of the steps you can use to protect yourself must be done well before you get sick and need Medicaid nursing home care or are in the hospital and require emergency treatment.  It is important when you are still of sound mind and sound body to speak with a an attorney to understand what your options are and to put a detailed estate plan into place. 

Chris and his staff recognize the importance of these kinds of decisions to our clients and treat each matter as their own.  To create your own unique plan reflecting your own unique circumstances, Chris will meet with you to begin the process and answer any questions you have along the way.  This is important, for us as well as you.


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We invite you to learn more by visiting our Estate Planning and Elder Law FAQs or by contacting our law office today.


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