Elements of an Estate Plan

Introduction If you live in New York, you need to have an estate plan. This is true whether you are young or old, single or married. An estate plan is not just for wealthy people. Everyone can benefit from having an estate plan. An estate plan is a set of documents...

Will vs Trust: All You Need to Know

When it comes to estate planning, many people are confused about the difference between a will and a trust. Simply put, a will is a document that outlines your wishes for your estate after you die, while a trust is a legal entity that can hold assets on your behalf.We...

What Does a Probate Lawyer Do?

When a person passes away, their assets must be disbursed in a manner consistent with state laws and following the directions they put forth when they were alive, as stated in their will. A probate lawyer guides the executor of will or beneficiaries of an estate...

New York Probate Timeline

Probate is the process by which a will is presented in court for a judge to determine its validity, to appoint and empower an Executor with Letters Testamentary to pay off the Testator’s debts and distribute their property and possessions to their beneficiaries....