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LIFamilies interviews Law Office of Wendi A. Lindsey
Aug 12, 2009

I provide very personal legal services with an emphasis on real estate, estate planning and estate administration.

What kind of services do you provide?
I provide very personal legal services with an emphasis on real estate, estate planning and estate administration. I represent buyers and sellers throughout Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester and Putnam Counties. I also advise on Estate Administration in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties. In addition, my clients often call looking for direction on a variety of legal topics.

Why would couples need a legal representative or a legal counselor?
Couples or individuals would need my services if they were buying, selling or refinancing a home. They would also seek my counsel if they wanted to prepare a Last Will and Testament, which is extremely important especially if they have young children. I also prepare Living Wills, Healthcare Proxies and Powers of Attorney for my clients. Lastly, they would look to me to help administer an estate of a lost loved one.

Which age groups do you most commonly work with?
My clients range in age from 20's to 90's.

What are some legal issues couples need to consider but perhaps often don’t?
Couples need to think about the property they own and whether marriage affects the title of that property. If they are purchasing a home before marriage, they need to consider how that affects the title of the new property and whether they would have survivorship rights or not. They also need to consider what would happen to each other, their children and their property if one or both of them passed away. These issues can be addressed and allowing for decisions to be made by the couple now, so their intent could be known.

What advice would you say couples are most in need of? And, what advice do you think is most crucial for couples of all ages?
Most couples want to own a home, so they need a real estate attorney who can help guide them through the process. Crucial for couples of all ages, is the need to contact an attorney who can advise them on estate planning.

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