Estate Administration and Probate

Estate administration also referred to as probate, is the opening of an estate for a deceased loved one. The administration process is a lengthy one filled with pitfalls and deadlines. Our office handles estates of varying size and complexity. We administer “testate” estates, where the deceased individual left a properly prepared Will. We also regularly assist clients with administration of “intestate” estates, where the deceased individual did not leave a Will. We work with our clients to effectively advise how to proceed under the individual circumstances of each particular estate. After an estate is opened with the Surrogate Court, we work with our clients to file the correct notice of probate, and follow all formalities needed to properly move the estate along within the administration process.

We work with our clients to gather the information necessary to properly complete the state and federal tax returns that are due on estates over the state or federal tax thresholds. We handle the administration of estates efficiently from opening to closure. Our experience makes our client’s considerable task of properly administering an estate a comfortable and guided process.


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