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New York Estate Administration & Probate Attorney 

Helping clients in New York and North Carolina, and out-of-state appointed representatives

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.

Call 914-228-7448 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with our estate administration & probate lawyers in North Carolina & New York today!

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.

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

Contact Our Estate Administration & Probate Lawyer in NY & NC Today

Parisi, Coan, and Saccocio, PLLC have over 100 years of 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.

Contact Parisi, Coan, and Saccocio, PLLC, today to get started with our NY & NC estate administration & probate attorney.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the process of estate administration in New York and North Carolina?

Estate administration in New York and North Carolina involves managing and settling the estate of a deceased person. This includes filing necessary paperwork, adhering to specific deadlines, and ensuring assets are distributed according to the decedent's wishes or state laws if there is no will. The process can be complex, and it often requires the assistance of an attorney experienced in estate administration to navigate the various statutes and regulations.

How can an estate administration attorney assist executors and administrators?

An estate administration attorney can provide invaluable assistance to executors and administrators by guiding them through the legal process, helping with the preparation of petitions for probate or administration, the appointment of executors or administrators, and the settlement of accounts. They can also offer advice on valuing assets, handling court filings, and dealing with estate and gift tax audits, ensuring that all duties are carried out correctly and efficiently.

What are the benefits of hiring Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC for estate administration?

Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC offers over 100 years of combined experience in estate planning and administration, providing full-service handling of probate and estate administration for clients in New York and North Carolina. Their expertise includes preparing necessary petitions, handling estate tax return preparation, and offering legal advice on tax audits. They are equipped to manage estates valued at $250k and up, ensuring a smooth and compliant administration process.

What should I do if I've been appointed as an executor or administrator of an estate in NY or NC?

If you've been appointed as an executor or administrator of an estate in New York or North Carolina, it's advisable to contact an estate administration attorney. Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC can provide a free consultation to discuss your responsibilities and the steps you need to take. Their experienced attorneys can help you navigate the process, ensuring that you fulfill your duties effectively and in accordance with the law.

Our Results

  • Client Won Custody Dying Without A Will
    As 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 Estate Estate Case
    A 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 Restored Estate Dispute
    After 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 ...
  • Daughter Settles Dispute Favorably Estate Matter
    On the day of trial our client successfully resolved an estate matter whereby she received 60% of available funds of the estate. Interestingly, the case involved an admission by both brother and sister that their father had upwards of $200,000 in cash at the time of death (a ...
  • Surviving Spouse Inheritance Returned Large Assets Diverted to Wrong Beneficiary
    We are proud to have earned a seven-figure ruling in favor of a surviving spouse. In this particular case, two large assets were diverted through a complex trust and funding formula to the wrong beneficiary. Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC, successfully argued that the ...

Client Stories

Our Success in Their Own Words
    "I was very happy with all of Mr. Parisi’s work."
    I would absolutely hire him again
    - K.R.
    "Gerard was very helpful to me."
    He was very attentive to details and responsive to all my questions
    - L.I.
    "I highly recommend him!"
    I was very happy with the legal services and advice that were provided by him and his office
    - B.
    "I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to assist me."
    You were always available whether it be a weekday or weekend, which helped a great deal due to my busy schedule
    - N.D.
    "He was always very informative and helpful."
    Gerard handled my father’s estate
    - P.F.
    "Thank you, Gerard, for representing me."
    Gerard fought to keep the original trust in place and I remained as her trustee
    - K.B.
    "Gerard helped make a very hard situation a little easier for me."
    I would strongly recommend using Gerard knowing that others can have the same experience I did
    - A.M.
    "I would highly recommend them."
    Parisi Coan & Saccocio have handled many estate planning needs for myself and my clients over the course of the last 5 years
    - Arthur F.

What Sets Us Apart?

Over 65 Years of Experience
  • 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.

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