NYC Probate Lawyers
The NYC Probate Attorneys from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC believe in providing knowledgeable and compassionate legal representation at a time when people need it most. Losing a family member is emotionally devastating. During this difficult time, contending with a legal matter may seem like too much to bear. You may be completely unfamiliar with probate, and do not know where to turn. Probate is a court-supervised process where the assets of the estate are accounted for and maintained, debts of the estate are paid, and eventually the assets are passed on to the estate’s beneficiaries. If you have lost a family member, speak with one of NYC Probate Attorneys from our office for advice.
How your loved one’s estate will be dealt with depends on whether there is a legally binding will in existence. This document, along with other estate planning documents will be filed with the Surrogates Court for authentication. Once the court has verified the documentation, an executor will be selected to handle the affairs of the estate. The job of executor can be a big undertaking, and can include gathering and accounting for all the assets of the estate, and paying creditors and filing tax returns. Eventually, the assets will be given to the heirs and estate will be closed.
A slightly different approach will be taken if your loved one did not have a will. Your NY Estate Litigation Attorney would prepare an administration petition and file this, and other documents with the court. The Surrogate’s Court will then designate an administrator who will perform much of the same duties as an executor.
Occasionally, complications arise when dealing with estate. It seems when you cannot take one emotional event, a family member may be upset with how the estate is handled. They may contend that the will is not valid, or question the actions of the executor or administrator. It is important to have a qualified NY Probate Attorney by your side during this stressful time to ensure that your rights are looked after.
Our experienced team of NYC Probate Lawyers has helped countless clients reach a favorable conclusion with their probate matters. With years of experience and a strong track record, we can assist you with Estate Administration, and elder law matter, or a Trust Administration matter. When you meet with a NYC Probate Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, you will receive sound legal guidance and a free case consultation. Come in to any of our convenient office locations. In New York City, we have offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. We also have offices in Westchester County, and Suffolk County and Nassau County on Long Island. Call today and make your appointment at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW.