Wills, Trusts, Estates & Probate
Guardianships & Power of Attorney
Estate Planning & Administration
Health Care Proxies & Living Wills
Criminal Defense
Wills,Trusts,Estates & Probate
Whether you are considering making a will, trust or other estate plan or need to probate or administer the Estate of a loved one, Attorney Richard Cary Spivack is ready to assist you with
drafting of your will, living trusts, and so much more.
Wills, Trusts, Estates & Probate
Guardianships & Power of attorney
Whether you live alone or have a spouse or children, having a plan in place in the unfortunate event of illness or disability can ensure that your family or loved ones will be able to take care of your needs and secure you and them financially.
Guardianships & Power of Attorney
Estate Planning & Administration
Estate planning includes asset protection, family protection, and the process for life care planning, along with your desires relating to your health care. Once your assets are analyzed, you will have long-term financial goals you want carried out. Attorney Richard Cary Spivack
who will start with an evaluation of the documents that currently exist such as your will. Then he’ll discuss with you your estate planning options and solutions you may have not yet considered.
Estate Planning & Administration
Health Care proxies & Living wills
Whether you are advancing in years or dealing with declining health, for peace of mind it is important to have your health care plans laid out
Health Care Proxies & Living Wills
Criminal Defense
Being charged with a crime or having a loved one charged with a crime can be frightening times. If you are facing criminal charges in the New York area, Attorney Richard Cary Spivack is a former Assistant District Attorney with over 30 years experience and is ready to protect your rights and ensure your case has the best possible outcome. Criminal charges can be life changing. They can affect you negatively, affecting your relationship with your family, your job, and your bank account.
Criminal Defense
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Richard Cary Spivack – Probate Lawyer NY

Probate Lawyer, Estate Planning and Criminal Defense Lawyer

Providing knowledgeable & dedicated Probate, Estate and Guardianship legal services in Queens and New York City for his clients since 1985 has been a hallmark of Richard Cary Spivack’s practice. Planning and managing their assets or defending them against any criminal charges threatening their freedom and their future. Richard Cary Spivack is a former Queens County Assistant District Attorney and is available to counsel new clients on all issues related to:

  • Wills, Trusts, Estates & Probate
  • Criminal Defense
  • Guardianship & Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxies & Living Wills
  • Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Solid reputation for professionalism and ethics

New York’s Estate Attorney – 30 Years of Unmatched Legal Practice

Over the course of more than 30 years of legal practice, Richard Cary Spivack has earned an enviable reputation for integrity in service to clients and in relation to colleagues at law. Richard Cary Spivack is BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. and accredited by the Better Business Bureau

Richard Cary Spivack can help you secure the legacy that you have worked hard to obtain for your family through comprehensive analysis of best possible ways to transfer your assets, bring taxes to their minimums, make sure your personal causes are well addressed, institute guardianship for your descendants and loved ones thus bringing them financial security, comfort and peace of mind.

Guardianship Attorney

Knowledge that you have prepared for your loved ones future brings you assurance and comfort. Preparing for the care of your family after you pass away is essential.  Learn more about our Guardianship Attorney services

Health Care Proxies, Living Wills & Power of Attorney

Whether you are advancing in years or dealing with declining health, for peace of mind it is important to have your money management and health care plans laid out.  Learn more about our Health Care Proxies & Living Wills services.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Being accused of breaking the law is stressful and it affects every aspect of your life. That is why a former Assitant District Attorney who is a respected criminal defense lawyer can make a big difference. Learn more about our Criminal Defense services.

Estate Planning & Administration

Estate planning can be a difficult and grueling process. That is why a well qualified and highly appreciated estate planning lawyer is of great assistance.  Learn more about our Estate Planning & Administration services.

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BV Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau®

Specializing in Probate Law

Probate is often an arduous process that involves high levels of emotional stress due to recent loss. That is why having a respected, experienced and well trained probate lawyer by your side relieves some of that stress and provides reassurance that everything will be in order.
Sometimes the person who died leaves a will that clearly defines his or her wishes, but that is not always the case. Many people die without having completed their will. With or without the deceased’s last will, you will need a good probate lawyer that can assist you throughout the entire process of probating in New York Surrogate’s Court. These processes can include:


  • Probating or Administrating in New York Surrogate’s Court
  • Estate Administration
  • Preparing a Petition & Supporting Papers
  • Filing the Will and/or Petition with court
  • Dealing with Debts
  • Dealing with Bank Accounts
  • Transferring Assets from the Deceased to the Estate
  • Locating Beneficiaries and Other Interested Parties
  • Hiring Other Experts and Professionals if Need Be

Richard Cary Spivack can assist you with practically every point of the complex probate process. One of the most grueling parts of the probate process is a probate dispute that can additionally increase the stress surrounding the loss of a loved one. These probate disputes can arise from unhappy beneficiaries that may wish to challenge a will, requiring its defense. In such a case, a calm, skillful and composed demeanor in the courtroom can help to remove some of the emotional charge that inevitably follows a probate dispute thus maintaining good family relationships and outcomes. On the other hand, should you encounter such a necessity, Richard Cary Spivack can vigorously defend your beneficiary rights using his knowledge, experience and well earned reputation in accordance with the New York probate laws.

Wills, Living Wills, Health Care Proxies and Power of Attorney

All of these help you to ensure your wishes will be honored even if you should become physically or mentally incapable of asserting them yourself and Richard Cary Spivack’s remarkable experience and professionalism will help you do this the best way possible.

Your Health Care Proxy and Living Will will help you determine the medical procedures in case of incapacitation, thus enabling you to have your say when you seem most defenseless.

A Power of Attorney will allow someone you trust to conduct your business, financial and personal affairs, in the event of your incapacity.

Your Last Will enables you to have all your desires regarding your property and your loved ones carried out upon your death. This helps you establish guardianship for your children, distribute your property and have all your wishes fulfilled. Last will is also irreplaceable when it comes to leaving property to an entity or individual that is not your blood relative, such as a friend or an organization. Should you die without a last will, it is left upon the court to decide what happens to your property, your family and pets and these decisions may not replicate your desires. Richard Cary Spivack provides you with a will so you can rest assured that your requirements will be met.

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