Skillful Manhattan Attorney Represents Clients in Probate Matters
Thorough law firm handles a full range of estate tasks
Enforcing the terms of a will can be complicated process. An experienced probate attorney can help you deal with the confusing legal details and overcome disputes over the testator’s intentions. At The Law Office of Don B. Panush, I have decades of experience guiding New York City-area clients toward the effective resolution of estate matters. Whether you are an executor looking to handle matters in Surrogate’s Court or a potential beneficiary seeking what is rightfully yours, my firm will advance your interests in a highly professional manner.
Professional adviser works to enforce the terms of decedents’ wills
Probate matters can be complicated, and without the right support, mistakes can reduce the value of the estate. My firm saves you from undue time and expense by skillfully handling each necessary probate task, including:
- Filing in Surrogate’s Court — Soon after the testator’s death, their will must be filed with the Surrogate’s Court in the county where they resided. If an executor is named in the will, he or she will usually be appointed and provided with Letters Testamentary to carry out the decedent’s instructions.
- Finding and collecting assets — Certain types of property, such as joint accounts and insurance policies, pass to co-owners and beneficiaries without having to go through probate. My firm locates assets that do have to go through probate and works to transfer title to the estate. From there, I prepare an inventory detailing each item.
- Paying taxes and expenses — Taxes and many other financial obligations don’t cease just because a person dies. Throughout the administration of the estate, I will ensure that payments are made and that each expense is properly accounted for.
- Distributing property — When all requirements have been met, my firm will petition the court for an order shifting ownership of the assets from the estate to the heirs named in the will.
In a free initial consultation, I will provide an overview of the process and detail any particular complications that might arise.
Accomplished advocate litigates will contests and related disputes
Determining the true intentions of someone who has died can be difficult and emotional. If you are serving as personal representative for an estate or wish to initiate a will contest, my firm can advise you of the relevant law. I have detailed knowledge of the legal standards and will vigorously pursue a resolution that honors the decedent’s wishes.
Contact a proven New York probate lawyer for a free initial consultation
The Law Office of Don B. Panush represents New Yorkers in all types of probate matters. Please call 347-518-4141 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation at my Midtown office, located a block away from Columbus Circle.