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Probate & Estate Administration

Experienced in Surrogate Court Lawyers

When a loved one dies with or without a will you need a lawyer who is experienced in handling matters in the New York Surrogate’s Court. During this difficult time our New York probate attorneys have the experience in handling all types of estate matters from the most complex to the most simple.

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When a loved one dies without a will, the New York laws of intestacy dictate how the assets of the deceased are to be distributed. The Surrogate Court can appoint an administrator who is responsible to marshal the assets and then distribute the assets according to law. When a loved one dies with a will, it is up to the named executor to petition the Surrogate Court to probate the will and supervise the distribution of assets.

During this difficult time, you need a White Plains probate lawyer experienced with Surrogate Court practice who can help you navigate the intricacies of the New York Surrogate Court. Many people fear this legal process, with good reason. The procedures can be complex and the clerks can be unforgiving about mistakes. In addition, time limits may apply within which certain paperwork must be filed. However, there is nothing to fear when you have an experienced probate lawyer by your side. Call the probate lawyers at the White Plains firm of Tilem & Associates, PC to find out how we can help you through this difficult time.

Our attorneys walk you through every step of the Probate or Administration process. Our lawyers will draft and file the appropriate Petition for Administration or Petition for Probate and all necessary accompanying documents, seek waivers and consents or seek a citation from the Court and serve the citation on all of the required parties.

Sometimes an appointed administrator or a named is executor is unable or unwilling to perform the required tasks, or is self-dealing or even stealing assets from the Estate. In some cases a New York probate attorney may be hired by a person who wants to contest a will or who is a beneficiary under a will or an administration that wants to make sure that their interests are protected during the probate or administration proceedings.

Our lawyers can help you demand and accounting of where the estate money has been spent and can even where appropriate seek to remove a fiduciary or seek to have the Court surcharge the administrator or executor for wasting or mismanaging estate assets.

Our New York Surrogate Court attorneys can assist you with:

  • New York Will Probate
  • Will Contests
  • New York Estate Administration
  • Filing Objections to Will Probate
  • Informal Accounting
  • Judicial Accounting
  • New York Will Construction Proceedings
  • Right of Election
  • Miscellaneous Proceedings
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Settling Estates

Whether you are dealing with a New York estate administration or probate issue, or you are concerned about a loved one’s estate being mishandled or the authenticity of a will or the interpretation of a will, please contact the experienced White Plains probate attorneys at our firm today. Our attorneys, have the experience, skill and knowledge to guide you through the Surrogate Court process and to ensure that your rights are protected and that you get the inheritance that you are entitled to receive.

Tilem & Associates, PC offers clients free, friendly and confidential consultations on most Surrogate Court legal issues, so don't wait to call.

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If you would like a free consultation with a probate attorney in White Plains, do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by phone at 877-377-8666.

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