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Surrogate’s Court Proceedings

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Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court Litigation

Why you need the help of an attorney in Surrogate’s Court proceedings

Probate, trust and other Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court litigation proceedings are often highly complex, requiring an in-depth understanding of the court’s procedural requirements, as well as comprehensive experience in estate and probate law. In most cases, it is difficult for the layperson to see what questions, issues or disputes may arise to further complicate the already difficult probate or estate administration process and lead to litigation. By seeking the advice of a knowledgeable attorney early on, you can help minimize complications and efficiently resolve disputes.

At the Law Offices of Peter G. Gray, P.C., I am one of the most highly experienced and respected Surrogate’s Court litigation attorneys in Brooklyn. Using 25 years of litigation experience, I guide families and executors through Surrogate’s Court proceedings, helping to streamline the process and address issues early on to minimize the chances of disputes. When disputes do arise, I have substantial litigation experience that I put to work for you to achieve satisfactory resolutions as quickly as possible.

Probate and estate administration in the Surrogate’s Court

The Surrogate’s Court is essentially the probate and estate administration court of New York. Judges in the Surrogate’s Court hear cases involving the estates and affairs of people who have passed away. As a highly skilled Surrogate’s Court litigation lawyer in Brooklyn, I provide full-service guidance in a broad range of estate matters before the Surrogate’s Court:

  • Probate of wills
  • Administration of estates
  • Trust proceedings
  • Guardianship proceedings
  • Will contests
  • Trust contests and estate litigation

Surrogate’s Court litigation

Disputes over wills, trusts and other estate planning provisions often result in complex litigation. As a Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court litigation lawyer and an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney, I handle a wide range of Surrogate’s Court litigation matters:

  • Will contests — due to allegations of fraud, duress, undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, lack of due execution of the will or revocation
  • Fiduciary claims — prosecution and defense of claims against executors, trustees and other fiduciaries for failure to perform duties or misconduct such as theft, fraud or misappropriation of assets
  • Guardianship disputes — including disputes over provisions in wills and disagreements over appointed guardians

Seek the help of an experienced probate attorney to obtain peace of mind

Matters handled by the Surrogate’s Court are rarely simple, but with the help of a knowledgeable Brooklyn probate attorney like Peter G. Gray, the process does not have to be overwhelming. To learn more about my experience and services, call today at 929-367-4333 or contact me online for a free initial consultation.

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