Probate Attorney Services

The New York Probate attorneys at the Law offices of Jeffrey Weinstein are here to help you with your probate and estate planning needs in New York. Planning for the future is a wise idea and we can help you develop a tax saving Estate Plan

If you have recently lost a loved one, we can assist in the probate or administration of your family member’s estate. We have over 20 years experience assisting families settle estates. We will ensure this process will proceed smoothly, and efficiently. As the best New York Probate Attorney, our goal is to probate your family member’s estate and distribute the estate assets quickly to all heirs, without conflicts or delays.

At the Law offices of Jeffrey Weinstein, we represent clients residing in the greater New York Metropolitan area from Rockland, Orange, and Westchester Counties and throughout the five (5) boroughs of New York City to Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We are familiar with the New York State Surrogate’s Court procedures and local rules of all the courts we serve. Our goal is to probate your family member’s estate and distribute the estate assets quickly to all heirs, without conflicts or delays.

Probate Versus Administration

If your family member dies with a valid will, the Estate must be Probated. If the family member dies without a will, the process is called Estate Administration. Any adult family member may apply to be appointed Administrator of the Estate. Whereas if there is a Last Will, that will designates the party who will serve as executor of the estate.

Call one of our experienced Probate Lawyer in New York today for a Free Consultation on drafting a will or trust. Call us at 212-693-3737
Will Versus Trust

If a family member creates a Trust during his or her lifetime and transfers all of their estate assets into that Trust, he or she may avoid Probate. There are both advantages and disadvantages of avoiding Probate. We would be happy to meet you and discuss what plan makes the most sense for you and your family.

Call one of our experienced New York Wills & Trusts Attorneys today for a Free Consultation on drafting a will or trust. Call us at 212-693-3737

Estate Tax Planning

Federal Estate Taxes are quite onerous. The federal estate tax rate can be as high as 46% of the estate value. The Estate Tax Laws are now in flux, with the Congress about to adjust the Estate Tax Exemption and the Estate Tax Rate. If you have an Estate valued more than three million dollars, you should have an Estate Tax Plan. The sooner you begin, the easier it will be to set up a proper Estate Plan to avoid estate taxes.

Call one of our New York Estate Planning Attorneys for a Free Consultation for creating an estate plan. Call us at 212-693-3737

Estate Litigation

If there is any conflict between family members, you should know your rights and your options. If you suspect some fiduciary misconduct by a family member that may have started before or after the death of a parent, you should consult a good Estate Planning attorney in New York. You may need to initiate a Will Contest or seek judicial accounting of the Estate. We will be glad to answer your questions and meet with you to advise you of your rights. You may have surviving spouse rights or rights as children or as heirs to the estate. You need to know your rights!

I can assist you with:

  • Will Contests
  • Asset Discovery Proceeds
  • Right of Election Claims
  • Challenging Claims against the Estate
  • Fraudulent Transfers
  • Clarification of your rights

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What you need to start a probate proceeding

Call Us today for a Free Consultation, We will advise you of your rights: 212-693-3737