I have over 30 years experience working closely with my clients on probate, estate... more
I have over 30 years experience working closely with my clients on probate, estate administration, wills, guardianship and N.Y. Surrogate's Court proceedings throughout N.Y.State. I enjoy being successful on behalf of a client and helping them resolve legal issues. It is especially pleasing to work through the nuances of case detail and uncover something that did not seem obvious and hear a hap... view profile
It's all about relationships. I am personally committed to helping our clients... more
It's all about relationships. I am personally committed to helping our clients achieve peace of mind. I am invested in seeing that the estate plans of each of our clients are fulfilled such that their families bear the least tax burden while inheriting wealth in a manner that suits each family's unique situation. I never forget that our clients have entrusted their family stories and goals in me.
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.