When you create and execute your Will you have the opportunity to decide who that person will be by naming an “Executor” in your Will. When a decedent leaves behind an intestate estate an “Administrator” will be named by the court to oversee the probate process. For the most part, the roles of Executor and Administrator are the same. Your Executor’s first official duty will be to open the probate of your estate with the appropriate court. Typically, this is done with the assistance of a New York estate planning attorney who can help ensure that all of the proper legal documents are prepared and timely filed in the correct court.
Topics covered in this report include:
- The Probate Process – Intestate vs. Testate
- Estate Assets
- Estate Creditors
- Estate Litigation
- Wrapping up Probate