Practice Areas


Qualified Settlement Funds

Sarah L. Golombek has assisted numerous personal injury counsel settling cases on behalf of minors and incapacitated person in the drafting and creation of qualified settlement funds. If you think that a qualified settlement fund is a mechanism that would be useful in your particular legal matter, The Law Office of Sarah L. Golombek, LLC is more than happy to assist you.

Consulting in Personal Injury Settlements for Minors and Incapacitated Persons

The field of Elder Law encompasses many different practice areas. In addition to the more common practice areas of estate planning, probate administration, and protective proceedings, Elder Law also deals with related areas of the law including disability law, fraud/exploitation, and landlord/tenant issues. One particular area which an elder law attorney often becomes involved in […]

Probate Litigation

The fact that a person leaves a will does not guarantee that his/her property will be distributed according to the will’s terms. A court must generally provide an opportunity to allow others to object to the will.

Fiduciary Representation

Where there is a relationship of trust and reliance between two people, that relationship gives rise to a fiduciary relationship. A fiduciary is subject to a higher degree of duty that obligates that fiduciary to act in good faith and with care and loyalty to further the other’s best interests. Examples of fiduciaries include: • […]

Public Benefit Assistance

Contrary to popular belief, it is common that Medicare and private health plans do not cover the cost of long term care, i.e., nursing home, and/or certified medical assistance in the home or assisted living. The only way to protect oneself is to plan for the future. This means either taking out long term care […]

Special Needs Planning

Special needs planning, and specifically, a special needs trust is a crucial legal tool which holds assets to care for and protect the elderly and persons with disabilities while allowing them to continue to receive their government benefits.

Probate and Trust Administration

Since administering an estate is a multifaceted and often complex process, family members or others who have been nominated in the decedent’s will as the personal representative or executor of the estate, will require the assistance of a probate attorney to assist them with the estate administration. The Law Office of Sarah L. Golombek, Esq. is experienced in handling estate and trust administration.


Similar to a guardianship, a conservatorship proceeding is the process in which the court appoints a conservator for a person (typically a minor, disabled, or elderly person) and does not have effective powers of attorney in place, and who requires assistance with the management of their financial affairs or with respect to assets they currently own or are expected to receive.


In the event an individual is unable to manage his/her own affairs and does not have effective powers of attorney in place, there is a legal mechanism to protect such persons. The Law Office of Sarah L. Golombek, Esq. has extensive experience handling guardianship proceedings and contested guardianship proceedings.

Estate Planning

Nearly everyone over the age of 18 needs to have in place at least four basic estate planning documents: Will/Trust, Medical Power of Attorney, Financial Power of Attorney, and a Living Will. It is best to have an experienced, licensed lawyer who is familiar with the laws of the state in which you live, review your situation with you.