Help With New York City Probate Proceedings
If you have to take a will through probate, having an experienced, knowledgeable attorney to help guide you through the process is a must. Whether assisting the executor with administration of the estate or providing representation when there is a probate dispute, you can rest assured that Andrew A. Bokser will help resolve your issues in a timely, efficient matter.
If you are an executor, administrator, beneficiary or other party who needs legal assistance in probate proceedings, contact New York City probate lawyer Andrew A. Bokser by calling us.
What Is Probate?
The probate estate consists of the total amount of property owned by the deceased at the time of death. After a person dies, the estate will be submitted to court and the court will determine if the will is valid. If the will is valid, the court will oversee the distribution of the estate by the executor named in the will. If the will is invalid or there is no will, then the rules of intestacy will apply.
Probate assets generally include assets that were only owned by the deceased and were not named to any beneficiary in the will. These assets are subject to court administration, which can be a long, drawn-out process, and the eventual beneficiaries may have to wait years before getting their assets. Having a knowledgeable, efficient attorney on your side to assist with estate administration in court is of the utmost importance.
Understanding The New York Probate Process
The process of taking an estate through court can be a lengthy and complicated matter. Attorney Andrew A. Bokser has the experience to guide you through the probate process, which may include:
- Petitioning the court to enter a will into probate
- Providing notice to creditors and beneficiaries
- Collecting and appraising all estate assets
- Collecting income owed to the estate
- Paying any taxes owed by the estate
- Distributing assets to beneficiaries in accordance with the will
With all of the duties involved with estate administration, the convenience and peace of mind that an experienced attorney can provide are priceless. Many potential probate problems can be avoided by having an experienced attorney like Andrew A. Bokser draft a thorough will for yourself or your family.
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In order to avoid having the laws of New York decide which of your heirs should divide your estate, you should craft a will to make that decision. If you are concerned about your minor or disabled relative and want to help ensure that they will be protected, you should have a will or other document drafted to provide for their future when you are not around.