Read my blog. I publish The New York Probate Litigation Blog at nyprobatelitigation.... more
Read my blog. I publish The New York Probate Litigation Blog at nyprobatelitigation.com. This is an educational resource containing a wide range of information about New York Surrogate's Court and various aspects of estate and probate law and ltiigation. i report on a wide range of Surrogate's Court decisions and subjects of general interest .
Ms. Danca earned her Juris Doctor Degree from St. John's University School of Law in... more
Ms. Danca earned her Juris Doctor Degree from St. John's University School of Law in 2013. She was also a member of the Journal of International and Comparative Law and New York International Law Review. While studying law, Ms. Danca realized that she wanted to work in the field of matrimonial law after participating in New York State Court's Access to Justice Clinic wherein she represented l... view profile
Ellen Victor concentrates her practice in all aspects of elder law, small business... more
Ellen Victor concentrates her practice in all aspects of elder law, small business and estate planning. She is qualified to serve as a court evaluator and attorney to incapacitated persons in a guardianship proceeding. While Ellen provides estate planning and elder law to a wide variety of clients, as the parent of an adult special needs child, her passion is serving the legal needs of f... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.