Understanding Probate Administration in New York and Florida
We understand how difficult it is to cope with the death of a loved one while trying to figure out probate administration in New York. We have professional services available to help ease your burden. You can relax knowing that the job is being done right by people who care. We help you during the planning process and when a loved one passes.
What is New York Probate?
Probate is the legal process of submitting the deceased’s will in court. The court validates the will and legally appoints the executor named under your will. An executor is responsible for carrying out the affairs of the estate, including collecting assets, paying debts, such as taxes, and distributing estate assets to heirs and beneficiaries as instructed.
How to Avoid Probate in New York
It’s a common misconception that probate in New York can take over a year and be expensive. Your New York estate plan can be designed to avoid the headache and expense, as well as the time delay. Probate may only take a couple of months if it’s handled correctly.
We can help you avoid probate. But before you decide that avoiding probate is your personal goal, it’s important to know that avoiding probate doesn’t mean avoiding estate taxes or trust and estate administration. Avoiding probate may not make the estate settlement process less complicated or time-consuming. Our experienced New York probate lawyers can help expedite the process and keep the fees down.
Russo Law Group, P.C. helps you and your loved ones with Estate Planning, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, New York Medicaid Planning, Trust & Estate, Guardianship, Small Business Planning, and Real Estate law. We welcome you to contact our Garden City, Lido Beach, or Islandia, New York, law offices to learn more about how we can help address your estate planning legal matters.
If you have questions or concerns about New York probate issues in Long Island and New York City communities as well as Florida, please don’t hesitate to contact the probate attorneys at Russo Law Group, P.C. While we have several office locations, we can also visit your home and offer virtual meetings for your convenience.