Dutchess County Probate and Estate Administration Lawyer
Losing a loved one takes a heavy emotional toll on any family. During these times, there are may be other matters to take care of, including administering the estate of the deceased. An experienced probate lawyer can answer your questions and help you through the estate administration process. At the law offices of Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP we guide New York and Florida families through the probate and estate administration processes.
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While the probate process can present many complex issues, our lawyers know how to simplify the process. From locating assets to locating heirs, we have the resources need to handle the most difficult concerns.
Regardless of whether or not you have a will, we begin the process by petitioning the court and appointing a representative to manage the estate. Once an estate administrator has been selected or appointed, we will help them through the administration process, including:
- Gather assets
- Pay bills
- Distribute assets
We will also work to compromise any claims against the estate. This includes negotiating debts and settling the claims of creditors, if any exist.
Will Contests and Litigation
The probate process is becomes more complicated when disputes arise over how a will or trust should be divided. You want to do what is best for your family while honoring the wishes of your loved one. Our firm handles will contests and probate disputes for clients throughout the Hudson Valley. With an extensive litigation practice, our attorneys are not afraid of the challenges of the courtroom. We will be ready to take your probate dispute to trial if necessary.
Stephen Diamond is the contributing attorney to this content.