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Probate of Wills

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Skilled Brooklyn Probate of Wills Lawyer

Guiding you through the complex probate process in New York

Probate is a highly complex legal procedure that takes place in New York Surrogate’s Court. For probate to go smoothly, an executor must understand the required procedures and laws surrounding wills, probate and even intestate succession. Even experienced executors often need the guidance of knowledgeable probate of wills attorneys in Brooklyn, but when you are a family member who has just lost a loved one, the process can be overwhelming.

At the Law Offices of Peter G. Gray, P.C., I fully understand how frustrated and distressed you may feel. I strive to ease the burdens you face by providing strong, compassionate representation throughout the probate process. As a highly experienced probate of wills lawyer in Brooklyn, I help anticipate and address potential issues with a will or estate, as well as guide you through each step of the probate process.

New York probate process

Probate is a court-supervised legal proceeding through which the final debts of a decedent, or deceased person, are settled and property is distributed from the estate of the decedent to his or her heir or beneficiaries. A Brooklyn probate of wills law firm can assist you through each step of the probate process:

  • Initiating probate in the appropriate Surrogate’s Court
  • Proving the deceased person’s will is valid
  • Identifying property distributed in the will
  • Appraising the property
  • Managing any property or businesses during probate
  • Paying debts and taxes from the estate
  • Distributing property according to the terms of the will
  • Properly transferring title and ownership of assets to beneficiaries

As an experienced probate of wills attorney in Brooklyn, I also offer representation for beneficiaries who wish to challenge the validity of a will. To learn more, please see will contests.

Challenging the probate of wills

If the decedent died without a will, the estate is distributed to the decedent’s heirs in accordance with New York’s law of intestate succession. If there is a will, the terms of the will dictate who the beneficiaries are and which assets they receive. A will can include or leave out the heirs at law, including any or all family members. However, these heirs do have a right to contest the validity of the will with the assistance of a skilled Brooklyn probate attorney.

Strong representation during the probate of wills

Properly probating a will can be difficult, but with a skilled and efficient Brooklyn probate of wills lawyer it does not have to be. At the Law Offices of Peter G. Gray, P.C., I offer comprehensive assistance to executors, as well as to beneficiaries, throughout the probate process. To learn more about my highly personalized services, call today at 929-367-4333 or contact me online for a free initial consultation.

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