"My law office is in your neighborhood- the Upper West Side of Manhattan,... more
"My law office is in your neighborhood- the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Morningside Heights, Manhattan Valley and Harlem, since 1993". I have had my own law office for twenty years. As a result of having a neighborhood office on the Upper West Side of Manhattan(www.upperwestsidelawyer.com), I have developed a wide-ranging civil practice, responding to the varied needs of local residents a... view profile
I focus my practice on the areas of estate planning (wills, etc.), probate & estate... more
I focus my practice on the areas of estate planning (wills, etc.), probate & estate administration, residential real estate, contract & business-related matters, and LGBT/family matters. I am admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. I like to think of myself as a "small town lawyer in the 'Big City'", and pride mysel... 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.