Estate Administration Attorneys in Westchester County
Serving New York County, Putnam County & Dutchess County
Are You Tasked With Carrying Out the Provisions of a Will?
If you were named executor or executrix of a loved one’s estate, it’s your responsibility to administer it properly,as per the Surrogate Court’s laws. Estate administration can differ from state to state, but it typically follows a common protocol. What isn’t different is the importance of acting lawfully and doing everything as correctly as possible during this time. Mistakes or errors made during this time could cost valuable time and money, and even cause other beneficiaries to challenge you in court. If you are appointed in this role, it is wise to seek guidance or representation of experienced counsel. Corliss Law Group, P.C. has attorneys and paralegal staff that simplify the process efficiently and cost effectively.
We can assist clients – just like you, with the details of Estate Administration, some of which are:
- E-Fiing the Petition and related forms;
- Filing the Will in Court;
- Locating and communicating with beneficiaries;
- Obtaining Letters Testamentary and Trusteeship;
- Obtaining Letters of Administrator, in case of intestacy (no Will);
- Collecting and accounting for the estate’s assets and property;
- Examining and paying if appropriate, creditor claims of the deceased;
- Assisting in the filing a final tax return and paying estate taxes if applicable;
- Drafting Receipt and Releases;
- Distributing property according to the deceased’s wishes;
- Filing a final account, distributing any closing reserves, and closing the estate.
The estate administration process is subject to rules of the Court. It isn’t something you can do in a single day; it can occupy much of your free time and attention. If you would like assistance or feel burdened by the notion of ensuring each detail is carefully considered against the backdrop of your everyday life, consider reaching out to our Westchester County estate administration attorneys for legal assistance.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Estate Administration?
There is no legal requirement for having a licensed and experienced attorney walk you through the Estate and Trust administration process. That said, having one puts you in a better position to conduct a smoother estate administration that protects you against unnecessary liability and can lessen the amount of time a loved one’s estate hangs in probate limbo.
A skilled attorney covering Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and New York County Surrogate Courts can also help you manage concerns for your liability as an estate executor or administrator. Assistance from a Corliss Law Group attorney can help you prevent unintended results, as well as advocate on your behalf.
Call Corliss Law Group, P.C. at (914) 499-0722 or contact us online to schedule a consultation where you can learn more about how our Estate and Trust Administration support services can alleviate some of the process.
Corliss Law Group, P.C. is committed to ensuring our clients are as comfortable as possible with the estate administration process. We understand this is a time when you may need dedicated legal support to help you navigate a complex legal process. Even if you know what to do and feel capable of handling important legal matters on your own, we can offer the assistance you need to lessen the burden on your shoulders right now.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Corliss Law Group can make a difference, contact our Westchester County estate administration attorneys online.
“The Corliss Law Group returned calls promptly and answered all of our questions.”- Karen C.