Preparing Your Estate For Probate And Administration
Typically, when a person passes away with a will in place, the estate passes into estate administration, where the decedent’s wishes are executed in accordance with the terms of the will. In order to carry out the terms of a will, probate proceedings in court are necessary.
At Koldin Law Center, P.C., we know how overwhelming and frustrating the administration and probate processes can be. Over the past 50 years, we have established many estate plans and helped countless families navigate the complex legal processes following a loved one’s death. We know the road ahead and are here to help your family through every step.
How We Help You Through The Legal Process
Our law firm has developed an outstanding reputation in the central and western New York area because of the way we handle our clients’ estates and their legal matters. During legal proceedings, we use our compassion, understanding and experience to help a decedent’s family with:
- Managing the decedent’s assets
- Collecting debts
- Paying off bills
- Making sure all necessary documents are filed with the court
- Addressing any limitations of a will
- Handling assets that must go through estate probate
Intestate Succession: Dying Without A Will
If a person dies without establishing a will, the estate will pass into intestacy, where a probate judge will distribute the estate in accordance with state law. With intestate succession, a family member could miss out on the chance to receive an inheritance, despite what was promised prior to the decedent’s death.
Whether our clients are at this stage or have time to prevent it, our highly skilled attorneys clearly explain how intestate succession works and how our clients will be affected by it. Because we see our clients as family, we take the time to carefully review the situation and develop a strategy that will resolve matters quickly and in our clients’ best interests.
Our Help Is Just A Phone Call Away
If you live in Onondaga county or surrounding areas and need assistance with estate planning or the probate process, contact our law firm today to speak with our experienced lawyers. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our office in East Syracuse at 315-314-3205.