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Areas of Practice
Estate Planning
High Net Worth Estate Planning
Emergency Planning
Probate of Wills
Administration of Estates
Power of Attorney
Conservatorships & Guardianships
Business Formation
Will Contests
Probate Litigation
Health Care Proxies
Deed Transfers
Beneficiary Rights
Estate Litigation
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New York Probate Lawyer

Probate Court Representation in Brooklyn and Manhattan

Probate is a legal term that is used to describe the process of administering a person's estate after his or her passing. During this process, an executor is assigned as the personal representative of the estate, creditor and heir claims are resolved, estate taxes are addressed, and assets and property are distributed in accordance with the will of the deceased. Probate will also include determining the validity of a will and handling any disputes in this regard. Probate matters are completed in New York City Surrogate's Court.

A New York City probate lawyer at our law firm can help if you are a beneficiary, administrator or executor currently dealing with probate-related issues. We can advise you of the best ways to meet your responsibilities and will help you in resolving any disputes or issues while avoiding liability and protecting your legal rights to the fullest extent.

Melnik Law Group, PLLC can guide you through the entire process associated with probate, from start to finish. This includes:

  • Reading the will;
  • Determining who will be the personal representative of the estate, as named in the will or otherwise agreed upon;
  • Filing a petition with Surrogate's Court to start the probate process;
  • Upon obtaining Letters of Administration from the Court, the personal representative will start with: completing a preliminary inventory of the estate, list of creditors and safe deposit box, notifying all creditors, determining the validity of debt and working with an accountant in this regard;
  • Getting property appraised and determining whether any property will be sold;
  • Filing a Federal Estate Tax Return;
  • Closing out creditor claims;
  • Filing final income tax claims;
  • Filing a petition with final accounting to the Surrogate's Court;
  • Preparing a Beneficiary Agreement;
  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries;
  • Filing a petition to be discharged as the personal representative; and
  • Closing the estate.

Probate Attorney in New York City

Probate may be a complex process that will have a profound impact on numerous parties as well as the assets that your loved one has worked so hard to earn.

Contact a New York City probate attorney at our firm to see how we can assist you through this process.

Rockefeller Center 7th floor 1230 Ave. of the Americas New York, NY 10020
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Melnik Law Group, PLLC - New York City Estate Planning Attorney
Located at One Rockefeller Plaza, 10th Floor New York, NY 10020. View Map
Phone: (800) 517-5110