Estate Administration and Litigation
Losing a loved one is devastating, and the aftermath is filled with mourning, healing, and remembrance. But, amid the grief, families are also left to navigate the estate process, which can be complex and stressful without the right guidance. Our attorneys guide our estate clients with compassion and a personal touch. Your matter is not merely a legal procedure; we believe that each matter should be handled with the utmost care, respect, and efficiency.
We work with estate representatives through every stage of estate administration, from probating the will, to obtaining their appointment as executor or administrator, to collecting estate assets and paying estate debts, to distributing the assets to the beneficiaries. If your loved one also owned property out-of-state, we will help you obtain out of state counsel to handle the out-of-state matter as well.
Not all estates are alike; family disputes and various other issues may arise, requiring careful strategy and sound advice. We represent estate representatives and beneficiaries in Surrogate’s Court controversies, including fiduciary accounting proceedings, will contests, discovery proceedings, and kinship hearings.
It is easy to put off estate planning when death and incapacity seem like far away, abstract ideas. Death and incapacity are topics that are often uncomfortable to approach for many people. However, it is best to start planning today. Estate planning provides peace of mind for the “just in case” of life. It also provides your loved ones with direction when they need it most. Our firm will work with you to create an estate plan that meets your wants and needs. Maybe you don’t know what you want or need out of an estate plan; we can help you with that too. Follow the links below to learn more about the documents that you may wish to include in your estate plan.
We are prepared to represent clients across Western New York (including out-of-state clients with estate matters within Western New York). Contact us today to schedule a free consultation (716)-262-9694.