Experienced Attorneys Handling Probate
When someone passes away and leaves behind a valid will, the estate’s executor must submit the document for court approval. When someone dies intestate or without a will, the court will appoint an administrator to settle the estate. Both processes can be exceedingly complicated and necessitate an experienced attorney.
At Bonfiglio & Asterita, LLC Attorneys At Law, we understand how the New York and New Jersey probate process works. Whether you are an executor, an administrator, beneficiary or another interested party, we can assist you in ensuring that the terms of the will are followed and assets are distributed per the will or per stirpes if there is no will. We offer a broad base of services to meet your needs.
What Do Executors Do In The Probate Process?
Some of the duties of the executor or administrator can include:
- Sending notice of the death to all businesses with which the deceased had ongoing transactions
- Closing bank and credit card accounts
- Filing all death-related documents and ensuring that the deceased’s final bills are paid
- Giving legal notice of the death (typically an obituary in a newspaper)
- Arranging and paying for funeral and burial or cremation services
- Filing and paying final taxes
The laws are very different in New York and New Jersey, so it is important to work with an attorney who knows the laws and where they differ. An attorney can also help you with the tasks outlined above to ensure they are completed accurately and on time.
Accessible, Effective Guidance In Estate And Probate Disputes
Perhaps you have found yourself in an estate dispute, whether as the executor or beneficiary. We have extensive experience handling high-conflict estate issues such as accounting proceedings, will contests and breach of fiduciary duty. Our lawyers can provide calm guidance as we resolve the issue.
After a family member dies, it can be difficult to manage your own job, family and life while overseeing someone else’s estate. We are here to help.
Seek The Experienced Service You Need
Our attorneys offer decades of experience helping grieving families through the probate process. We approach every situation holistically and attempt to reach a resolution as quickly and efficiently as possible. Call 732-993-7281 and speak with a member of our team about your situation. You can also reach us via website connect email.