Estate Planning & Probate
WESTCHESTER AND NEW YORK CITY ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE ATTORNEYS
Our Westchester County law firm handles estate planning and probate matters for clients in New York State. We represent people in a range of matters when it comes to estate planning basics, including:
- Powers of attorney
- Health care proxies/living wills
PROBATE IN NEW YORK STATE
When a family member has passed away, assets must be distributed from his or her estate. Each situation is different and is greatly affected by the type of property, how it is held, family dynamics and New York state law.
Generally, lawyers can call the estate either “testate,” meaning with a will, or it can be “intestate,” meaning without a will. If the person has a will, assets are distributed according to that will by an executor. If the person does not have a will, assets are distributed through estate administration according to New York state law.
The process can be complex and fraught with conflict, so it is best to have guidance from an experienced attorney, especially when disputes arise. We have extensive experience with mediation and collaborative law approaches and can work with you to resolve difficult family situations before disputes escalate.
Contact law office in New Rochelle, New York, by calling (914) 738-7765 for a confidential consultation about your divorce or other family law matters. Attorneys at our New Rochelle office serve clients throughout Westchester and New York City.