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Bonnie Peters-Lawston

Probate Attorney at Hunt Station, NY

4.4   22 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 5 years
    New York - NY 30 years
    Connecticut - CT 31 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Bonnie

Learn Bonnie’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    75%
    We handle probate and estate intestate administration, trusts, ancillary proceedings, removal of fiduciaries etc. A large percentage of clients live through out US and we represent them in NY estate matters

    31 years

  2. Estate planning
    10%
    Upon a review of your matter, our office will develop a plan to best protect your assets while living and upon your demise while maximising your estate. Wills, Trust, life estate deeds and more may be utilised.

    31 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    5%

  4. Real estate
    5%
    Our office will assist you with your purchase or sale residential and commercial real property. We also help many families sell estate homes. Our office prepare contracts within 48 hours of receipt of all required information and complete the sale.

    31 years

  5. Entertainment
    3%
    Our clients need to protect their privacy and our Office has developed unique plans to do just that. The needs of our clients are our priority. A full boutique of high quality services are provided.

  6. Limited liability company (LLC)
    1%
    All types on companies, llc and other entities are formed, organised and tailored to your needs.

  7. Mergers and acquisitions
    1%
    All sales and purchases handled.

We focus on the practice of law in estate, probate administration and trusts.  We will always answer your questions and protect your interests to maximize your inheritance. 

Other areas of practice include real state, commercial and residential, business and entertainment law. 

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Location

Law Office of Bonnie Lawston
1841 NY Avenue
Hunt Station, NY, 11746

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Posted by Karen | March 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
I used Bonnie years ago when my brother died. She helped save the estate and administered it quickly at a very low cost. The prior attorney screwed it up but she fixed it all. I have used her fir several matters and she is excellent. Very honest and works with everyone. I would highly recommend her. The negative reviews are truly nit her or a reflection of her office or the high excellent quality of work she puts out.
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Posted by Caren | December 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Caren h.
Ms LAWSTON and her staff were the best attorneys I have ever worked for. Not only was she responsive, efficient, quick in her actions, experienced, she was reasonable with her costs and worked with me on payment. I’ve used other attorneys but she was the best so far. I highly recommend her and her staff.
Posted by Sean | February 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best probate estate attorney- excellent legal services.
I own a business on Long Island and have had a lot of experience with attorneys - all kinds from LI to the City. In my opinion, Ms. Lawston is extremely intelligent, professional and a great probate litigation attorney. She saved the Estate thousands of dollars with her expertise. She found issues, litigated them and our adversary settled because they had no choice. Its easy to write a negative review especially if you loose the case but that is not usually the fault of the attorney but because you have no legal recourse. Lawston's fees were more then reasonable and her legal services were exceptional. I highly recommend her firm!!!
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Posted by Barbara | February 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I retained Ms. Lawston over 6 years ago and she did a wonderful job and obtained an excellent result for me and my family. Several of our friends have used her and have been very satisfied with her high quality of legal services. Her fees are reasonable and she always called me back and those involved in my case. She made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
Bonnie Lawston has handled numerous legal issues for myself and my family regarding estate probate matters. Bonnie is a very detailed oriented attorney and is also very professional. She really cares about her clients and would highly recommend her for any estate or probate issue you have.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate and Probate Lawyer
Ms. Lawston and her staff are very professional and caring. I went to them when my husband died. Every attorney that I spoke with wanted money, thousands of dollars before they would help me. The only attorney that sat with me and explained the process to me was Ms. Lawston. She took my case and agreed to be paid at the end of the estate process. She did everything - she went to court, cleaned up debt and other issues, conducted the sale of the house and got all the papers signed at the end that I needed. She constantly emailed me every time something happened on my case. Her office girls are very nice and helpful. At the end, her services were not only excellent but reasonable. I highly recommend her office. You will not be unhappy.
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Response from Bonnie Peters-Lawston October 6, 2018
Thank you for allowing us to help you during this time. Thank you for your review.
Posted by Gail | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mixed marriage
About two years ago, we reached the point to make a decision. Both my fiance have been married before. We are expecting our first child, shopping for a house of our own, and making plans to get married. My Mom was smart enough to suggest we see a lawyer as part of our future plans. We were steered to Bonnie Peters-Lawston by an old friend, and so glad we did. We didn't have any idea of all the legal ramifications to plan for. Bonnie took the time, educated us and helped put our affairs in order. Good for us, good for our new child. Thank you, Bonnie Peters-Lawston!
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate attorney
Ms. Lawston and her staff were helpful and great right to the end. They did everything we needed, anticipated issues, resolved them and explained everything to us. My husband did and it was a complicated estate. Her bill was more then reasonable. It would recommend that you use this firm. Excellent experience. ....ANITA l.
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Posted by Barbara | August 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Ms. Lawston was excellent in helping probate our fathers estate and selling the house. She waived the retainer and we paid her at the end. Without her legal expertise and helping us when we had no liquid funds we would not be were we are today. She called us and even gave us her cell number. Excellent attorney and staff.
Posted by Robbie | June 24, 2015
PEACE OF MIND
When my wife was hospitalized last year, we both realized the great work Bonnie had already done for us under the guise of "be prepared, just in case." She was there at the hospital when we had questions and needed her advice. When my wife passed away a short time later, I realized that "just in case" became here and now. With all that I had to deal with, I am so thankful for the work Bonnie had done. I have nothing but praise for her.
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Posted by Catherine | June 14, 2015
Great experience
Ms. Lawston gave us great advice; really took the time to explain the process and all the possibilities. Really happy with the process and the outcome. Can't say enough of how happy we are with Ms. Lawston.
Posted by Jennifer M. | May 23, 2015
Excellent estate attorney for probate
Ms Lawston and her office were extremely well versed in helping us, advising is what to do to avoid problems and issues with family. She saved us a lot of money and informed us of what to expect. I would highly recommend her. She was very understanding with our financial situation and worked with us. Great probate attorney and wonderful staff.
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Posted by Michael | May 14, 2015
Did what needed to be done
Recently, my daughter had her drug problem become a legal problem. Just like some of our friends suggested, finding a good lawyer was as important as finding a treatment program. Suffice it to say that it was good advice. She is recovering. Our gratitude to Bonnie for good legal representation, and a sympathetic ear when we needed it. Thank you, Bonnie Peters Lawston.
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Posted by Laura | May 14, 2015
Help when we needed it
When my Dad passed away, we immediately got in touch with Bonnie Lawston, who had been his attorney for a few years. While my husband and I had met Ms. Lawston, and always respected her opinion, her rating shot up exponentially at that time. This was a very difficult time for me with all the decisions to make. Ms. Lawston took a great burden off our shoulders by meticulous preparation beforehand, as well as her guiding us through the process after Dad's passing. We will be eternally grateful to her
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Posted by james | May 11, 2015
A trusted adviser for our family
Our family's relationship Bonnie Peters Lawston began as a simple estate plan necessitated by a second marriage. What we feared would be a confusing, convoluted, possibly contentious process was transformed and simplified by our now family attorney. The relationship has grown to include handling real estate purchases and creating a family business. It goes way beyond an attorneys skills in our case. Ms. Lawston has always been skilled, responsive and compassionate in guiding our family. We now consider her part of our family.
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Posted by james | May 11, 2015
A trusted adviser for our family
Our family's relationship Bonnie Peters Lawston began as a simple estate plan necessitated by a second marriage. What we feared would be a confusing, convoluted, possibly contentious process was transformed and simplified by our now family attorney. The relationship has grown to include handling real estate purchases and creating a family business. It goes way beyond an attorneys skills in our case. Ms. Lawston has always been skilled, responsive and compassionate in guiding our family. We now consider her part of our family.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2015
Excellent probate administration attorney
Bonnie and her staff were amazing. They kept me informed of the process and I knew what to expect. You will not regret hiring her office.
Posted by Ron | June 17, 2010
You're in Good Hands
Bonnie has helped me with a very complex tri state Probate case involving Trusts. She is client service oriented. I always feel my case is Priority #1 with her. She shows an enthusiasm for the case after two years as she did on the first day. She is an extremely hard worker who handles every client personally. She answers her own phone and is available 24 hours a day. Every aspect of the case of interest to me is given special attention by her. She is knowledgeable in her field, gives advice and reserves decisions to her client. Her ethics are beyond reproach. Having dealt with numerous attorneys, I can say Bonnie has been the only attorney who gives me a sense of relief with the case in her hands. She copes well with the details of an ever evolving case with an expertise that never ceases to amaze me. Often I require the assistance of professionals both in and outside the field of Law and Bonnie's network of associated professionals share the same work ethic and client orientation as Bonnie herself. Her fees are customary but her work is worth more than she gets paid. She is more than fair, she is mindfully considerate in her billing for services. I always feel I am getting value for service. No matter what side of a legal issue you happen to be on, Bonnie is a winner.
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Posted by Marc | October 5, 2018
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An ugly divorce
Well, the divorce could have been much uglier. It was not amicable, to say the least. My ex got the kids, half the house, half the money. That was painful enough, but my business remains intact and under my control. Bonnie and I met years ago when my Dad passed the family business to me. Part of Dad's advise was to make sure his years of hard work would never leave our family. Through careful estate planning and my attorney's expertise and experience, I retained what rightfully should stay intact. I am eternally grateful, and would recommend Bonnie Peters-Lawston to friends and family alike.
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Response from Bonnie Peters-Lawston October 6, 2018
I am glad we could assist you. Thank you for your review.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
BE SKEPTICAL, beware!
I would be very skeptical of her. The only thing she seems concerned about is getting financial matters under way, she’ll ignore almost everything else. I had this lawyer for a long time and she had not once returned a phone call. I eventually gave up calling and started emailing her. She also expected my family to not ask important questions regarding a family members case. We ended up, doing a lot of work and submitting information to her. Leaing me wondering why my family paid for her services. Unfortunately you are stuck with her if once you hire her so make sure you ask as many questions before you hire her! 80% of the time, if she replied, it was through unexpected emails. Most of family’s emails hadn’t been acknowledged. Rather than resolving issues, She’ll cop an attitude with you and insist she is right because she has credentials. Oh yeah, She also expected us to send legal documents with Social security numbers on them and account information through regular unsecured mail. I wish I could have hired someone else or done this myself. My family and I ended up researching most of the things that I had in question myself ourselves. I can’t believe that she hasn’t got more negative reviews. When actually coresponding with her, My family found her very temperamental and rude. For someone dealing with the loss of a loved one she does a very poor job of being an overall professional. Its time for her to brush up on her skills or retire.
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Response from Bonnie Peters-Lawston October 5, 2018
This person did not state their name for a reason. You always have the right to fire any attorney so you are never stuck with your attorney. Unfortunately, such false baseless accusations and is simply not true. Recently, one of my client's adversary was very upset since we won, they lost and vowed to "get back" at our office and my client, I suspect it is them making up false claims. If anyone wishes to retain our office, they will be very happy with our services. We pride ourselves in communicating with our clients, educating them on the process and what to expect. Free consultations are available. Thank you.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Education

  • Touro College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Litigation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Bonnie for over 10 years. She is a heart-and-mind attorney, which is somewhat rare. She cares about her clients and has an abundance of experience in many different practice areas. She is personable, yet is also a force to be reckoned with."
General practice Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bonnie is a hard working and concerned attorney who cares deeply about her clients and their causes. Bonnie is well respected by the courts and the bar. She works very hard on her cases and is as prepared and ready on each as anyone I have ever met. She is an attribute to the bar and to the community. I strongly endorse her work."
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