Elder Law, Wills & Trusts


Authoritative Elder Law – Wills & Estate Planning

Probate & Estate Administration

Being named the executor of an estate is an honor that comes with a great deal of responsibility.  Although most wills require probate , there are ways that you can avoid this process, and we explain them to you.  Call us to help you with all of the administrative details, including:

  • Orderly Administration of the Estate
  • Complete Probate
  • Final Distribution of the Estate
  • Management of Estate Assets

Medicaid, Nursing Home Planning & Preserving Family Assets

You should consider the person to whom you entrust the responsibility of carrying out your last wishes. Planning is important no matter the size of your estate. Proper planning will help you insure that your property will go to those family members you want, the way you want, and when you want. The Ventre Law Office will develop a complete estate plan, help you to protect your assets and assist you in the orderly transfer of your estate.

The Ventre Law Office can help you avoid probate by considering:

  • Joint Ownership with Rights of Survival
  • Life Estates
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Medicaid Trusts


Will Contests

Take action immediately when you feel that a will may be invalid for any reason by calling the Ventre Law Office for assistance.  You can also depend on us to advise and guide you when there are challenges to a will you are administering.

Medicaid, Nursing Home Planning & Preserving Family Assets

One of the greatest fears of older Americans is that they may end up in a nursing home. Most people end up paying for nursing home care out of their savings until they run out of money. Careful advance planning, or planning in anticipation of a nursing home application, can help you protect your assets for your spouse and your children.

In light of the New York State plan to restrict Medicaid Eligibility that exposes family savings, the elder law attorney is challenged to provide a plan with a method to transfer and preserve assets and find a solution to help families secure long-term care  needs. The Ventre Law Office can help provide a plan with a method to transfer assets to caretakers for the services they provide to their elderly parents and disabled family  members.

Mr. Ventre is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New York State bar and can help you when  considering Elder Law Issues in  drafting Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and Nursing Home Planning and preservation of family assets including:

  • Preservation of Assets
  • Transfer of Assets
  • Nursing Home Planning
  • Living Wills & Trusts
  • Medicaid Applications
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Life Estates
  • Health Care Proxy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Caretaker Agreements

Mr. Ventre is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New York Bar Association.

The Ventre Law Office offers a discount to AARP members. To consider your Elder Law Issues on an individual basis call Mr. Ventre at (315)472-4313