Estate and Trust Settlement Attorneys
When someone dies, their estate will go through an estate settlement process in order to transfer their assets to loved ones. Generally, the estate settlement process requires an appointed individual to: (1) identify and gather the decedent’s assets; (2) pay the decedent’s debts; and (3) distribute the estate assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries. The estate settlement process may require a court-supervised proceeding, called a probate proceeding, depending on the particular circumstances of the decedent’s estate.
Our firm has experienced attorneys and estate paralegals who handle Trust administrations and estate settlement matters routinely and efficiently. We complete estate and Trust settlement work without delay while providing excellent communication and direction to our clients. We pride ourselves on uncomplicating the settlement process for our clients in times of mourning following the death of a loved one.
Uncomplicating the process of settling your loved one’s estate.
The estate settlement process varies depending on the circumstances of the estate. A court-supervised probate proceeding may be necessary depending on how your assets are titled when you die and your goals for the distribution of your assets. In New York, estate proceedings can be costly and time-consuming, but they can also be very necessary to accomplish the goals of the decedent. We have decades of experience helping clients navigate through the probate process and, most importantly, complete the estate settlement process in an efficient and timely manner.
Guiding you through completion of your responsibilities as a trustee.
We have experience handling Trust administration, including drafting new Trust instruments, assisting with funding of trusts and guiding trustees through their responsibilities as fiduciaries with detailed directions regarding their duties as a trustee.