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Bronx Probate Lawyers
Life certainly has its difficulties. If you have recently lost a loved one, you know how difficult these losses can be. When you are dealing with the estate of a loved one, it is important to seek the guidance of a Bronx Probate Lawyer you can trust. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC is comprised of a select team of Bronx Probate Lawyers with experience and a strong track record of success.
Often people do not understand how involved and complicated a probate matter can be. Even if your loved one had a will, there is a lengthy process involved that entails filing the will along with many different documents with the Surrogate’s Court. An executor will need to be appointed, and the assets of the estate will need to be distributed to the heirs. The court is very exacting in their requirements, and it is important to approach this process with the help of a knowledgeable Bronx Probate Lawyer from our office to assist you.
Any of the qualified Probate Attorneys from our office that while having a will is vitally important, some individuals pass on without on. Should this be the case, the process will be similar to the above, however an administration petition will need to be filed. The court will appoint an administrator who will perform tasks similar to an estate executor. The debts of the estate will be paid, and the assets will eventually be distributed. It is very important to seek the assistance of a Bronx Estate Litigation Attorney who can guide you through what can be a complex process. It is not uncommon for a complication to arise in these matters. A family member could take exception to how the estate is being handled and file an Estate Litigation action against the estate, for instance.
If your loved one did not have a will or other estate planning documents in place at the time of their passing, an administration petition will have to be filed. The court will issue letters of administration and appoint an administrator. It will be the job of this administrator to handle all the affairs of the estate such as paying bills, gathering and distributing assets. It is important to seek legal assistance during this Estate Administration process, as the court has specific rules how this should be handled. For instance, detailed accountings will need to be filed, among other things.
Losing a loved one is hard, and trying to handle their estate alone is even harder. Whether you need your own estate plan created, or need assistance with a Trust Administration or other estate matter, contact the offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. We can provide you legal advice and a free consultation when you contact us at 800.696.9529. We have offices in not only the Bronx, but all other boroughs of New York City, including Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn. On Long Island, we have locations in Suffolk County and Nassau County. We also have offices in Westchester County. Call us today.