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Long Island Probate Lawyers
Ensuring a Fair Resolution
In the event that a family member or individual dies without a will or trust, an administration proceeding is a common legal process to determine heirs and inheritors.
Long Island Probate Attorneys
The probate process involves determining the family tree and heirs of a deceased person’s estate. The court system determines the validity of the deceased individual’s will and notices are sent out to all heirs. This may lead to a will contest and potential lawsuits in cases where a person may be disinherited by the will.
In every probate case, time is of the essence. There are specific time frames that must be kept when filing or objecting to claims determined by the will and the estate tax law. It is therefore necessary to hire appropriate legal representation to ensure that all parties involved in the probate process have a chance to receive the consideration and rights to which they may be entitled.
New York and Florida Estate Administration
In cases where the will is invalid, incomplete or the deceased fails to leave a will, administrators of the estate are determined. If there are no instructions as to who will inherit an estate, the administrators distribute the estate following legalities according to common law and statutes of the state. This process is referred to as intestacy and is a common method when determining the outcome of a problematic estate. Both New York and Florida have rules of intestacy which apply to their decedents.
As this method can prove to be a complicated legal process, it is necessary to acquire experienced legal representation to ensure that all steps are taken. With over 40 years legal experience, attorneys Fleck, Fleck & Fleck can provide helpful guidance and representation in estate administration cases.