Many issues and challenges can arise after a family member passes away. In addition to dealing with their legal and financial obligations, families must manage their grief and sadness over a loss of a loved one.
Clients frequently express concern that probate will be time-consuming and costly, or that those in charge will not act in the best interests of the estate. However, if probate is handled properly, it can be effective, and the costs can be minimized.
What Is Probate?
In New York, when there is a last will and testament, all estates must go through the legal process known as "probate," which includes a court ruling on the will's legality. In the absence of a will, the process is known as "administration." Generally speaking, "probate" refers to the legal process of appointing a representative to manage a decedent's estate in accordance with their wishes. Transferring assets from the estate of a deceased person into the name of the living is the primary goal of probate. The assets of an estate will be put on hold while a judge decides whether the Will, assuming one was left behind, is valid. The estate of the deceased is administered following the will's probate. The probate court uses this procedure to make sure that any remaining assets go to the beneficiaries of the deceased while also making sure that the estate's creditors are paid through estate settlement.
Call 914-228-7448 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with our experienced probate lawyers in North Carolina & New York today!
Legal Guidance for New York Executors and Administrators
The administration process can be tedious, due to numerous statutes and regulations. There are many duties that an Executor or Administrator must carry out including filing all necessary paperwork in the correct order and by specific deadlines. If you have been appointed as an Executor or Administrator, an attorney who specializes in estate administration can be retained to provide guidance. It is generally advisable to hire an attorney for larger estates, however, smaller estates can also benefit from an administration attorney who has the experience required to address issues that may arise during the administration process, such as valuing assets and handling the necessary court filings.
Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC, provides full-service handling of probate and estate administration to clients residing in New York and North Carolina, and out-of-state appointed representatives of NY and NC estates, valued at $250k and up. Our estate administration services for a variety of matters including:
- Preparation of Petition for Probate
- Appointment of Executor
- Preparation of Petition for Letters of Administration
- Appointment of Administrator
- Preparation of Petition to Settle the Account of an Executor or Trustee
- Preparation of Petitions by An Executor to Settle Personal Injury and/or
- Wrongful Death Actions on Behalf of An Estate.
- Estate Tax Return Preparation
- Legal Advice about Estate and Gift Tax Audits
Do You Need Legal Help Regarding Probate Issues In The New York?
Parisi, Coan, and Saccocio, PLLC has over 100 years combined experience in estate planning, administration of client’s wishes after passing, and representing litigants in cases of disputed estate matters. If you have been appointed as the Executor or the Administrator of an estate, please contact us for a free consultation at (914) 228-7448.
Client Won CustodyAs many of you may know legendary singer/songwriter Aretha Franklin died in 2018 without leaving a will. Other wealthy celebrities such as Prince have done the same. This can lead to many types of unwanted consequences. As an example, the T&E department at PCS is currently ...
Brothers Inheritance RestoredAfter much litigation including more than a dozen depositions, obtaining numerous medical records and various other relevant documents, expert medical testimony, and the beginnings of trial preparation, an estate dispute was settled on behalf of our client for $700,000. Our ...
Porch Will Matter ResolvedIn another important, yet smaller financial matter, we recently settled a will contest where the decedent's will was signed and witnessed …. on his front doorstep. It was argued that the proper legal formalities were not followed in the execution of the will in this case and ...
Personalized Guidance From Start to Finish
We are very selective about the cases we take on to provide you with the highest quality representation.
Attorneys and Certified Public Accountants
Unique knowledge for accountings, tax laws, asset valuations and complex estates.
Exceptional Estate and Trust Law Experience
Over 65-years collective experience in estate and trust planning, administration, litigation, and guardianship.
I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to assist me.
Client Won CustodyDying Without A WillAs many of you may know legendary singer/songwriter Aretha Franklin died in 2018 without leaving a will. Other wealthy celebrities such as Prince have done the same. This can lead to many types of unwanted consequences. As an example, the T&E department at PCS is currently ...
Son Must Repay Mother’s EstateEstate CaseA local man and his then-wife used undue influence on his elderly mother to clean out the woman’s bank accounts before she passed away, a Schenectady County Surrogate’s Court ruled this week. The verdict, in a case brought by the woman’s two other sons, means the man and his ...
Brothers Inheritance RestoredEstate DisputeAfter much litigation including more than a dozen depositions, obtaining numerous medical records and various other relevant documents, expert medical testimony, and the beginnings of trial preparation, an estate dispute was settled on behalf of our client for $700,000. Our ...