Our legal team at Antonelli & Antonelli is focused on trusts and estates. We know how challenging it can be to plan for your family’s well-being or to deal with legal issues after the death of a loved one. We understand what is at stake for you and your family, and we are committed to providing our New York clients with personal attention and effective guidance to address legal matters involving probate and estate administration, and estate litigation.
Probate & Estate Administration
When a loved one dies, family members face a number of difficult tasks. In addition to their personal grief, they must also address legal and financial issues. In New York, if a decedent individually owned property, the estate most likely needs to be probated through New York State Surrogate’s Court. A representative must be appointed to collect assets and pay debts. Ultimately, the remaining property is distributed to the beneficiaries. Probate in New York has garnered a reputation for being frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming. While this can be true, we have guided many families through the process efficiently and cost-effectively.
At Antonelli & Antonelli, our legal team understands the challenges that family members face. We know this is a difficult time for many people, and we work hard to help every client feel comfortable and confident . Whether you are a beneficiary or an executor (or you need to be appointed as executor), our lawyers can provide the guidance you need to honor your loved one’s wishes. Call our Manhattan office today or fill out the contact form on this page to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we can help.
Estate & Trust Litigation
Probate, estate administration, and trust administration are difficult procedures. Disputes can further complicate the process. A will can be contested; an executor can fail in his or her duties; an outsider can falsely claim an interest. Whether you are the person in charge (an executor, administrator, or trustee) or a beneficiary or creditor, disputes can be long and fraught with pitfalls. To effectively handle a litigated dispute, experienced guidance is a must.
Litigation gives families the ability to enforce their rights and to ensure that their loved ones are given the respect they deserve. Our attorneys at Antonelli & Antonelli provide honest, personal, and effective advice to our New York trust and estate clients. If you or your family are experiencing difficulty with an estate or trust, or if you are worried about whether those in charge are fulfilling their duties, call us to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we can help.