When A Loved One Dies Without A Will In New York
When a person dies without a will in New York, then the state’s laws of intestate succession will determine who has the right to inherit. Estate administration attorney Andrew A. Bokser represents heirs in probate proceedings to establish their right to inherit.
Who Has The Right To Inherit In New York?
Absent a will that tells the court who should receive the deceased person’s property, the court will distribute assets to heirs according to New York law. That includes the following:
- The estate will go to the surviving spouse if there are no children.
- If there are children, the spouse receives the first $50,000 or one-third of the estate, whichever is greater.
- If there is no surviving spouse, the children will divide the estate equally.
- If there is no spouse or are no children, the parents of the deceased will inherit the proceeds of the estate.
- If there are no surviving parents, then siblings and half-siblings are next in line.
The Estate Administration Process In New York
If you think you may have a right to inherit under New York’s laws of intestate succession, lawyer Andrew A. Bokser can guide you through each step of the probate process, including naming an administrator, notifying potential heirs and creditors, and making a final accounting of the estate.
Discuss Your Estate Administration Concerns With Andrew A. Bokser
To discuss the facts of your inheritance case with attorney Andrew A. Bokser at our Brooklyn or Garden City law office, call or fill out our contact form. Evening appointments are available.