Probate: Laying Out All of Your Options in 2016

Posted By Steven M. Adler, PLLC || 16-Feb-2016

Whether you are facing a probate or an administration of a loved one's estate, having an attorney guide you through the process will be extremely beneficial, whether you are a fiduciary, a related family member or simply a beneficiary with interests in the estate.If you are planning for the future of your estate, then you may be wondering which documents are right for you. Give us a call to discuss your various options for creating the best estate plan for your particular situation. Our legal team will listen to your goals and advise you on the best possible solution.

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Probate & Administration: Giving Families a Legal Advocate to Lean On

The entire field of estate planning is centered on the events of the future. As your estate planning attorneys, our duties to you and your family do not end once the plans are made. The legal processes that take place after an estate owner passes away are just as important as the preparation and planning beforehand. We are here for families of the recently deceased and offer a wide range of legal representation and guidance to resolve the affairs and estate that is left behind. With more than a quarter of a century's experience behind us, our services for probate include the areas of:

If a loved one has recently passed away and you find yourself facing the process of probate, you don't have to do this alone. Contact The Law Offices of Steven M. Adler PLLC and speak to our experienced team about how we can help you.

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There are Many Benefits to Probate.

When an individual passes away leaving a valid will, their estate will often go through the process of probate, which will allow for the payment of creditors & taxes, and then the distribution of the estate property in accordance with the will. Many people see probate as a negative process because it can be lengthy and a bit costly; however, that is not always the case. In New York, the probate process in many counties is rather quick and not very expensive. Below are a few of the benefits of probate:

  1. The court will validate the will. In order for a will to be admitted, the court must verify that it is valid and in compliance with state law.
  2. The estate executor will be supervised. All actions by the executor will be watched by the Surrogate's court and by the estate attorney to ensure that everything is done properly. This will also give greater protection to any heirs or beneficiaries.
  3. It is easier to resolve a dispute. The Surrogate's court allows for a forum to dispute various issues, such as will constructions, will contests, and guardianship.
  4. Creditors have to file a claim in a limited amount of time. Once the fiduciary is appointed, creditors only have a short window in which they can file a proper claim. In the case of a trust, it can be for several years.

Is probate right for you?

If you are planning for the future of your estate, then you may be wondering which documents are right for you. Discuss and compare the differences between probate and revocable trusts in your particular situation with one of our experienced Long Island probate lawyers. At the Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC, our legal team will listen to your goals and advise you on the best possible solution.

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