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.