Long Island Probate Lawyer
Experienced Probate Attorney Serving Nassau County, NY
Probate is not necessary for all situations in New York, but it is required in some. If there is a will and the estate is valued at over $30,000, then probate is necessary. However, if the estate is valued at less than $30,000, then the courts will hold a “small estate proceeding” instead. Additionally, if an estate does not have a will, then the estate is “administered”, not probated.
The following are assets that are not subject to probate in New York:
- Insurance policy proceeds
- Retirement accounts (401K, IRA, etc.)
- Other accounts with a named beneficiary
Probate can be one of the most overwhelming legal processes due to litigation & disputes. As such the Long Island probate lawyer at The Virdone Law Firm, P.C., is devoted to making the process as stress-free as possible. Our Nassau County elder law attorneys recognize how devastating it is to lose a loved one. Having to go through and manage their assets on top of coping with the loss can be especially difficult.
How Long Does Probate Take in New York?
It is impossible to say how long each probate process will take in New York because it will differ depending on the circumstances. However, on average, the probate process takes 7-9 months in New York.
If all the beneficiaries are in full agreement regarding the asset distribution, the probate process will be simplified. However, if there is a disagreement amongst the parties, the process could become more complex as litigation may be involved.
Our Compassionate Long Island Probate Attorney Can Help
Losing a loved one is never easy; however, you do not have to go through the probate process alone. We are dedicated to helping our clients obtain peace of mind, and part of how we achieve this is by offering free consultations.
Reasons To Choose Our Firm
- Free case consultations
- Track record of success
- Results-oriented law firm
- over 27 years of legal experience
- Personalized legal solutions
- Cost-effective representation
During an initial meeting, our probate attorneys can get to know potential clients, in a comfortable environment, so they can determine if they want to work with us. Negotiation or litigation, executor or beneficiary, we are prepared to assist you!
The experienced Long Island probate attorneys here at The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. are proud to serve the people of Nassau County, NY and will be happy to serve in your best interest.
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