After the death of a relative or loved one, there are often many questions that arise over financial matters and the transfer of the decedent’s property to the heirs. This office can assist you every step of the way.
Probate: When a decedent left a will, after death that will must be presented to the court in a probate proceeding. Often, the proponent of the will must obtain waivers and consents or else have the court issue a citation. At this office we can guide you every step of the way.
Wills: A will is a document that declares what should happen to your property when you pass. The law mandates a number of formalities for the drafting and execution of a will. This office can discuss your needs for a will with you, draft your will, and oversee the execution of your will.
Administration: Often people pass without ever having drafted a will. Or else, the will they drafted is not admitted to probate because it failed to comply with the formalities of the law. If the decedent left behind property, the heirs must petition the court for an administration proceeding to transfer the property. This office can guide you through the complicated process of an administration proceeding.
Accounting: Most estates will never have to file an accounting proceeding. However, for a variety of reasons, some estates will be required to file a proceeding and account to the Surrogate’s Court. This office can help you throughout the process.
Miscellaneous Proceedings: The Surrogate’s Court has a variety of miscellaneous proceedings which may be required by an estate. Each proceeding is unique. These include, but are not limited to, compromising a personal injury or death claim and removing restrictions on letters of administration. This office can help you with all aspects of estate proceedings.