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    Areas of Practice

    Estate Planning

    Preparation of documents necessary to pass your estate to your heirs: wills, trusts, etc.


    Often it is advisable to avoid
    probate altogether through the creation of a living trust.



    Medicaid Planning

    The medicaid rules are complex. Planning assures the best possible care for seniors.

    Advance Directives

    If one becomes unable to make health or financial decisions: Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Proxy, Living Will.


    When the court appoints a
    guardian to monitor the care of a disabled person.

    Housing Transitions

    Helping the elderly navigate the many personal, medical, and financial intricacies of a move.



    From contract to closing, your residential or commercial
    investment will be protected.


    Elder and Family Mediation

    When there is a disagreement avoid going to court and preserve your relationships.



    Protect your dream and your family's income with the proper contingencies.

    Bob comes to your home or office and he listens.
    Then he offers experienced, professional advice about estate planning, Medicaid planning, advance directives, housing for the elderly, and more.

    There is a difference between a lawyer who simply draws up legal documents and a trusted attorney and advisor who helps protect you and plan for your future. Life doesn’t operate within strict guidelines. Nor does it take place between 9 and 5. This is why, when you come to me, you’ll find non-traditional hours, a diversity of legal services, and a law practice that genuinely goes above and beyond what you might expect.

    With over 30 years experience in the legal profession, I have the ability to ask the right questions in order to reveal areas that need attention. For instance:

    • What documents are part of an Estate Plan and what information do I need to provide? I can help you define what you need.
    • What planning can I do to preserve my savings and pass them on to my heirs? We will talk and find the best solution for you.
    • How should I take title when buying real estate and what type of property is best for me? I have experience with many different types of situations.
    • How can I resolve a family dispute without going to court? I am a trained mediator and can help you resolve the dispute.
    • What type of business entity is best for my situation? We will look at the factors involved and I’ll help you make a choice.

    With hours and services that are customized to suit you, I truly work with your schedule and needs, so we can meet at mutually convenient times. In addition, I will gladly visit your home or office.

    Full Disclosure: This website is a form of attorney advertising. Prior results cannot and do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter, including yours, in which a lawyer or law firm may be retained.

    The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. I invite you to contact me and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting me does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

    Robert W. Shaw is licensed in New York.