Losing a cherished family member is difficult in many ways. In addition to the sense of loss and emotional struggles, family members are often left to deal with the legal issues surrounding the person's estate. A knowledgeable attorney can help you avoid the pitfalls of probate and estate administration and make sure the estate is handled according to the decedent's wishes.
At the law firm of Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, we have been helping administer estates for more than 30 years in Staten Island. We offer sound advice and compassion during a difficult time, taking care of legal issues so our clients can focus on the personal issues they face after losing a loved one.
The probate process does not have to be as complicated as it is often made out to be. When someone with a Last Will and Testament passes, his or her Will must often go through the probate process. A Court proceeding is required to grant the executor the authority to marshal and distribute assets according to the provisions of the Will. At Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, we are experienced in assisting executors in this process, and we can also provide legal representation in the case of a Will contest.
"My family member did not have a will. All of his or her money is going to the State." This is not necessarily. When someone dies without a will, we are able to step in and bring an administration proceeding in Court. We will make sure that the assets of the decedent are distributed to beneficiaries according to the laws of New York State.
Winding Up A Trust
Trusts are estate planning vehicles for people who, during their lifetime, have created "living documents" to, in part, avoid probate or administration. At Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, we are equipped to guide your loved ones through the process of winding up your Trust so that your wishes can be carried out with ease and without court intervention.
Contact Our New York Attorneys For Your Probate And Administration Needs
You have enough to deal with after the loss of a loved one. Contact us to schedule a consultation with a lawyer from Angiuli & Gentile, LLP if you or a loved one are facing probate, administration or trust wind up.