Accredited Estate Planner by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ESTATE PLANNERS & COUNCILS Supporter of private property rights - Served as President of the Catskill Landowners Asso. as well as Vice-President of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Real Estate, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning
In my second year of college I took a Civil Liberties course, studying the constitutional rights that make our country great. The course was taught by a lawyer, and it convinced me that I'd enjoy a career in law. After graduating from George Washi...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Litigation, Real Estate, Elder Law, Wills & Living Wills
Sanford R. Altman is a Senior Counsel member of the Business, Trust & Estates team. Mr. Altman is a graduate of New York Law School, former Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney and a member of the AARP Legal Services Network since its inception. ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business
Review: “Wonderful experience. Mark helped us with both our property sale and purchase. He was prompt, provided us with his cell and made sure we knew he could be contacted at all times. He even called me directly on a day wher...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business
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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.