Estates, Probate & Intestate
Probate in New York refers to a legal proceeding conducted in the Surrogate’s Court for the purpose of validating the decedent’s Last Will and judicially appointing the Executor named therein to administer and settle the estate. Our firm is experienced in filing New York Probate proceedings and in interpreting nuances of New York Probate Law.
If an individual dies without leaving a Last Will and Testament, that person is said to have died “intestate” and legal proceedings will similarly be commenced in the Surrogate’s Court with distribution of assets in accordance with New York State Law. Providing guidance in these matters enables our firm to serve families of decedents by alleviating conflicts, and unburdening the family, which would otherwise wade through tremendous amount of paper in an area which requires frequent contact with beneficiaries, the witnesses to the Will and the Clerks of the Surrogate Court.