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As a family owned and operated business, we treat our clients’ legal matters as our own. Our mission with every client is to take as much of the legal burden off the client’s shoulders and shift it onto ours. We’re committed to providing: individually tailored estate planning; thoughtful and effective guidance throughout probate and estate administration; and vigorous representation in litigated matters.

Our New York Attorneys Protect Your Rights During Probate, Estate Administration, and Estate Litigation

It is difficult to consider what will happen to your estate and your family after you are gone. Dealing with the death of a loved one can be even more trying. 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 critical time that requires the right legal team.

Our Trusts & Estates Lawyers Provide Caring, Responsive, and Professional Guidance

At Antonelli & Antonelli, we 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 because communication is the key to a trusting attorney-client relationship.

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 require additional legal intervention. Disputes can arise at any stage of the process, so it is important to have knowledgeable legal representation to prevent problems from occurring 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 by the Surrogate's Court. And we can guide you through the process of administering the estate. It is important that you understand your rights and obligations so you can avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes.

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 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 litigate aggressively to make things right.

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's 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.

Why Choose Us

Estate matters are very personal. Addressing them can be challenging and emotional, so it is important to have a legal team on your side who can make you feel comfortable and confident. At Antonelli & Antonelli, our clients can expect:

  • Prompt communication. Our practice is focused on trusts and estates. We limit our caseload so we can dedicate the time and energy every client deserves. When you have a question or you need an update on your case, you will receive a quick response and a detailed explanation of what’s happening.
  • Understanding. Trusts & estates is a unique area of law, one that often involves facing tough questions about the death of a family member. Our attorneys understand that these issues can have a dramatic impact on your family. This is true regardless of whether you are dealing with a straight-forward will or a complex, multi-million dollar dispute. We are sensitive to these circumstances, which is why we take a thoughtful, compassionate, and professional approach with every client.
  • Realistic expectations. Unlike many attorneys who overpromise and under-deliver, at Antonelli & Antonelli, we are honest and up front. It’s difficult for clients to make strategic decisions during a stressful time, so we take a comprehensive approach that allows you to make informed decisions. We provide you with the necessary factual and legal information; we discuss your options; and we give you our straight-forward opinion, so you can make decisions with confidence.
  • Experience and skill. In New York State Surrogate’s Court, even small mistakes can cause expense, delay, and frustration. More significant mistakes can affect your overall success in litigated matters; therefore, it is critical to have an attorney who is experienced in Surrogate’s Court. Our practice is dedicated to probate, estate litigation, and estate planning. Our attorneys have honed their skills by handling hundreds of estate plans, Surrogate’s Court proceedings, and litigated disputes. We know what to expect and how to navigate your case effectively.
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