Your estate plan should be the most important set of legal documents you ever create and execute. With this in mind, choosing an estate planning attorney to help you with your estate plan may seem like a daunting task, particularly if you have never needed an attorney before now. At The Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia we understand how important your estate plan is to you as well as how intimidating it can be to try and choose the right attorney. After all, creating an individualized estate plan requires divulging a good deal of personal and financial information, something that is understandably difficult to do with a stranger.
At the Garden City, New York Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia, however, our clients are not strangers. Instead, they are our friends and neighbors and our goal is to create lifelong relationship with them so that we can be there as their estate planning needs change and evolve.
The History of Garden City, New York
Interestingly, Garden City was created by Irish-born millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart when he purchased an already populated portion of the Hempstead Plains back in 1869. At the time, rumors were running rampant that Stewart planned to erect tenement housing, or something similar, on the property. In response, Stewart replied “…my only object in seeking to acquire these lands is to devote them to the usual purposes for which such lands, so located, should be applied that is, open them by constructing extensive public roads, laying out the lands in parcels for sale to actual settlers, and erecting at various points attractive buildings and residences, so that a barren waste may speedily be covered by a population desirable in every respect as neighbour taxpayers and as citizens. In doing this I am prepared and would be willing to expend several millions of dollars.”
During the early years, access to Garden City was provided by the Central Railroad of Long Island, also a Stewart endeavor. Shortly after the turn of the century the Doubleday, Page, and Co., moved its operations, and eventually, its headquarters to Garden City. The move resulted in the need for, and construction of, numerous executive homes that still stand today along Fourth Street.
During the 1930s the town experienced a construction boon; however, strict zoning laws allowed the area to retain Stewart’s original vision. In the 1970s, 50 of the original structures in Garden City, collectively known as the A. T. Stewart Era Buildings, were designated a national historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Despite this, the area suffered the same urban decay that many other cities experienced at the end of the 20th century. Fortunately, revival efforts began at the turn of the century, resulting in new construction and bringing out the beauty of Garden City once again.
Garden City Today
The Village of Garden City is located in the City of Hempstead on Long Island, New York. Taking up just over five square miles, Garden City Village is home to almost 22,000 permanent residents, almost half of which are of Irish decent. About one in three homes has children under the age of 18 living in it, 70 percent include a married couple, and just over one in ten includes someone over the age of 65. Residents of Garden City are just 20 miles from the heart of New York City which offers world class dining, shopping and entertainment.
As residents already know, the Village of Garden City is an excellent place to live and work. Garden City offers residents the benefits of small town living without losing the conveniences and options available in a large city.
The Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia in the Community
At The Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia we made the decision to focus our practice on issues related to wills, trusts, and estates because we feel those are the issues that matter most to our friends and neighbors in the community. Nothing should be more important than protecting those you love, both now and in the future. Estate planning does just that which is why we dedicated our legal practice to estate planning matters. We also realize that many of the issues involved in estate planning are highly personal in nature and not easily discussed with a stranger. Fortunately, we are not strangers in the community. Instead, we are your neighbor, your little league coach, or a fellow PTO member.
The attorneys and staff at The Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia are part of the Garden City community. As such, we don’t just help you create an estate plan and forget about it. We create an ongoing relationship that allows us to be there with you during the various stages of your life. As your life evolves and changes, so should your estate plan. For example, when you get married incapacity planning takes on a heightened importance. If you start a business, business succession planning should become part of your estate plan. If you have a child with special needs it will be imperative to incorporate special needs planning into you plan. And if you finally added a family pet to the household you will want to consider pet planning for your estate plan. Wherever your life takes you, we want to be there with you to help ensure that you, your assets, and your loved ones are protected.
Contact an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney in Garden City Today
If you would like to discuss your estate plan, contact the Garden City, New York estate planning attorneys at The Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia by calling 800-295-1917 to schedule your appointment.