Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP
Free Consultations *
For Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Matters Only
toll free: 866-679-2513
Kew Gardens: 718-577-2573
Woodbury: 516-681-0250
contact Menu
We continue to be here for you as we monitor the current COVID-19 health crisis. Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld remains open. Our staff is working remotely and the firm will continue to be functional and operational.
You can reach all of us via email or leave a message on our phone extensions and we will return the calls as quickly as possible.
We are concerned about the health and safety of all of our clients and wish all of you the best during these difficult times.

Over 60 Years In Queens County

Contact Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld LLP in Queens Queens, NY Attorneys: Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld LLP

Thank you so much for all your help. You are a true God send and I feel blessed for having your assistance. Wishing you and your family well wishes and a Happy New Year too!

Thank you for “services rendered” to my complete satisfaction. On that note, a special thank you to Judy Ramirez and Veronica Fuentes for their many contributions. With your knowledge and experience...

Thank you for doing such a great job representing my son on the purchase of his condo. As I am sure you could tell, he was very nervous about the whole thing, been waiting for the other shoe to...

On behalf of the family of the Estate of Marlene U., I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the law firm of Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP for its unwavering commitment...

I feel blessed that somehow your firm in and my life crossed because the result is the quality of my mother’s life in respect to current and future needs is secure …

Dear Martin and Ira, thank you so much for working so hard on my case for so many years. My life changed 10 years ago when this occurred. I'm glad this chapter of my life has closed.

Just wanted to express how happy I am with your firm. I have known you for over 15 years starting with the purchase of my first home and when I continued utilizing your services when...

Words can not fully express how grateful and impressed I am with your outstanding services. Working with you and your staff not only made me feel comfortable and reassured but ...

I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your efforts over the last two years regarding my case. Your attention to the details surrounding-my case was second to none...

Me sentir bien comoda con mi dos abogados, el Sr. Martin y el Sr. Futterman, que me trataron mi caso con mucha delicadeza y puecieron mucho tiempo en mi case

Client Testimonials for Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld LLP
view our Practice areas

Why Estate Planning is Important for New Parents

Parents have a lot to think about when a child is born, and setting up a will usually isn't on their minds. Should you create a will and set up a trust while your children are still young?

The birth of a child creates a lot of emotional upheaval, sleepless nights, and chores. Chances are you aren't thinking about getting a will or setting up a trust for this newborn. After all, you are so busy caring for your child, and all you can think about right now is getting a few minutes to sleep. Plus, you're still young and have a lot of life ahead of you. Or do you? Perhaps setting up an estate plan to secure your child's future is important even if you and your spouse are healthy.

Document Your Decisions

Unless you document your choices in a legal will, you lose complete control of what happens to your child. Once you create a legally valid will and trust, your child's future is safe and secure.

Consider Living Costs

Raising a child is costly, and the expense doesn't stop if you die. From diapers to car seats to toys to dental visits, the cost of raising a child is one of the largest expenses you can expect to finance. In addition to daily living expenses, you need to keep educational costs, medical bills, and so much more in mind. If something happens to you, you'll want to provide financial security for your little one.

Name a Guardian

For new parents, the importance of a will involves naming a guardian for the child. It also includes a strategy to ensure financial security exists in the event the parents die. While you should include the bequests you want to make, your focus should be on your choice of guardian for your child. After all, the guardian will become a significant influence on how your child develops emotionally, physically, and mentally.

Keep in mind that you may not need a guardian for your child for many years. Make your choice carefully and get help making this decision if you have questions. If you don't set up a will naming a guardian and something should happen to you, a complete stranger is going to choose your child's guardian.

Consider Setting up a Trust

In addition to making sure you have someone to raise your child, you'll want to ensure the money is there to accomplish this task successfully. You should set up a trust as part of your estate plan, securing the money your child needs to live a comfortable lifestyle. Choose someone you trust to handle this aspect of your estate plan. All of the assets placed in the trust remain there for your child until they are needed.

Even though your life is focused on your newborn's current needs, you should consider the importance of estate planning. Setting up a will and trust to protect your child's future may not be at the top of your to-do list, but it should be. Reach out to an attorney who can guide you on setting up a trust, choosing a guardian, and writing a will with your children's best interest in mind. Having an estate plan in place is one of the best ways to protect your child's future.

Privacy Policy | Law Firm Marketing by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.