The loss of a family member, or someone else close to you, is never an easy time. On the contrary, you may spend months – even years -- grieving the loss of your loved one. Amidst that grief, however, someone has to handle the legalities that accompany a death. If you appear to be that person, your job will be to oversee the probate of the decedent’s estate. Understandably, the thought of having to navigate a legal system with which you are unfamiliar can be extremely intimidating. The first … [Read more...] about Hauppauge Probate Lawyers Explain Types of Probate
The loss of a family member, or someone else close to you, is generally followed by a period of grieving and strong emotions. If you have recently lost someone close to you, the last thing you likely want to focus on are the practical and legal ramifications of your loved one’s death. If, however, your loved one named you as the Executor of the estate, it means that he/she trusted you to be able to handle the probate of the estate. As a first-time Executor, you may be concerned you will make … [Read more...] about Hauppauge Probate Attorneys — Common Mistakes to Avoid When Probating an Estate
One of the most common objectives within a comprehensive estate plan is probate avoidance. If you have yet to create your estate plan, you may wish to consider adding probate avoidance tools and strategies into your plan as well. Of course, you need to understand why people consider probate avoidance such an important addition to their estate plans before you commit to including it in your plan. If you have never been directly involved in the probate of an estate, you likely only have a vague … [Read more...] about Nassau County Estate Planning Lawyers Explain the Probate Process
Were you recently informed that you are the Executor of the estate of a recently deceased loved one? If so, and this is the first time you have served in the role of Executor, you are probably unsure of what needs to be done during the probate of the estate. Trying to figure that out while grieving the loss of your loved one can be extremely difficult and stressful. Although no two estates follow the exact same path through the probate process, there are some common steps involved in the Long … [Read more...] about Steps Involved in the Long Island Probate Process
The loss of a family member or loved one is generally a time of grief and other heightened emotions. If you recently lost a loved one, and you have also been informed that you are the Executor if the estate, you may be feeling overwhelmed at this point. Depending on the size and complexity of the estate, the job of Executor can be extremely time consuming and complicated. Moreover, if you are simultaneously dealing with your feelings of grief and loss it may be difficult to concentrate on the … [Read more...] about Can a Probate Lawyer Help Me If I Am the Executor?
There is a very good chance that you will be directly involved in the probate of an estate at some point in your life. Your involvement might be the result of being appointed to be the Executor of an estate in a decedent’s Last Will and Testament or because you volunteer for the equivalent position in an intestate estate. You could also be involved because you are a beneficiary or heir of an estate, or even a creditor of an estate. If you do find yourself involved in the probate process, one of … [Read more...] about How Long Does Probate Take?
At some point in your life you are likely to find yourself directly involved in the probate of an estate. At that time, you will find it very frustrating if you know nothing about the probate process. Even if you manage to go through life without ever becoming involved in the probate of someone else’s estate, you should still learn about the steps involved in the New York probate process so that you can take them into account when you create your own estate plan. Although the probate process is … [Read more...] about The New York Probate Process Explained
If you recently lost a loved one you are undoubtedly going through a period of profound grief over your loss. If you also found out that you were named as the Executor of the estate in the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, or if you have decided to volunteer to be the Personal Representative (PR) in the event that the decedent dies without a Will, you will also be faced with handling the legal aspects of your loved one’s death during the probate of the estate. If you have never fulfilled the … [Read more...] about A Probate Attorney Offers Advice on Probating an Estate
At some point in your life you will likely find yourself involved in the probate of an estate. When that occurs, you may find yourself feeling confused and a bit frustrated. You are not alone. For most people, the probate process is a complex process that is difficult to navigate. If you are involved in the probate of an estate in the State of New York, it may be helpful to understanding the basics of probate law in New York. What Is Probate? Probate is the legal process that is typically … [Read more...] about Understanding Probate Law in New York
When you die, the assets you leave behind that make up your estate will likely need to go through the legal process known as “probate.” A number of important things occur during the probate process, which culminates with the distribution of your assets to the intended beneficiaries of your estate if you left behind a Last Will and Testament. What are the New York inheritance laws if you failed to leave behind a Will? What happens to your estate assets in that case? What else is different if you … [Read more...] about New York Inheritance Laws for an Intestate Estate