Estate accounting is the most exciting phase of the probate process and the one that beneficiaries most anticipate.
As a beneficiary, you have the right to a full report of the estate prior to distribution. That means that you are entitled to see every transaction that the executor of the estate made leading up to this stage. Here you can check that every transaction they initiated was warranted and that the amounts paid were reasonable. If this sounds complicated then you*re in luck, you also have the right to hire an attorney in order to help ensure that the executor of the estate acted appropriately and that you really do receive all that you*re owed.
Assuming that all beneficiaries are satisfied with the contents of the report or are able to settle any grievances with the executor of the estate, they may sign a document called a receipt, release and refunding agreement. Once this is signed, the distribution process will begin. If an agreement isn*t reached, or if some of the beneficiaries are minors, then the matter may be settled by the New York Surrogate*s Court. This, of course, is more expensive and time-consuming than settling disputes outside of court.
Whether you*re a beneficiary or the executor of the estate, when there are disagreements during estate accounting the process can quickly become very complicated. That*s why you need the best law office in NYC to guide you through probate while defending your rights and making sure that you get what you deserve. At Morgan Legal Group we have built a reputation for providing committed estate planning services and always working to secure the best interests of our clients. Come in for a free consultation.
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