Dealing with the legal consequences of the death of a loved one or considering what will happen to your estate and your family after your own death can be difficult even in the best of circumstances. In addition to managing the emotional component, it is often necessary to answer demanding legal questions and take court action to protect your family’s best interests. It is a sensitive time. Involving the right legal team is a critical decision.
Our Trusts & Estates Lawyers Provide Caring, Responsive, and Professional Guidance
At Antonelli & Antonelli, our probate and estate lawyers provide professional guidance with a personal touch for families facing probate, trust, and estate issues. We aim to shift the stress of those issues from your shoulders to ours. Every estate is unique. Our experienced legal team focuses on identifying your unique goals and providing tailor-made solutions. We are committed to responsiveness and proper communication with our clients. An attorney-client relationship is based on trust. Trust is based on communication. For the attorney-client relationship to function properly, effective communication is a must.
Premier Representation for All Types of New York Estate Clients
Even the most basic will must be probated in New York Surrogate’s Court in order to have legal effect. More complicated matters can require additional legal intervention. Disputes can arise at any stage of the estate process, so it is important to have knowledgeable legal representation to prevent problems and to litigate disputes when they arise.
If you are named as an executor in a will, or need to be appointed as administrator where there is no will, our team can help you get appointed and guide you through the administration process. It is important that you understand your rights and obligations so you can avoid costly and time-consuming pitfalls. If you are a beneficiary or heir who does not have a trusting relationship with the executor or administrator, we can monitor the administration process. In this role, we make sure that the executor is doing his or her job properly. If the executor mishandles estate assets or otherwise violates his or her fiduciary obligation, we step in to make things right and litigate aggressively when necessary.
Contact Our Probate & Estate Lawyers for Help With Your New York Estate
Even if you live out of state, our attorneys can help. If the estate falls under New York jurisdiction, our lawyers can be your local advocates, often without you having to travel to New York. Our commitment to consistent communication and our dedication to personalized attention helps every client know their interests are being fully protected by a legal team they can trust.
Even if you are not sure about your rights, or whether you need an attorney, contact the legal team at Antonelli & Antonelli today. We can answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation.