If you recently lost a loved one, you are undoubtedly going through the grieving process that follows. While you may not wish to think about the practical steps that need to be taken as a result of your loved one’s death, you may have to do so if you were named as the Executor of the estate in the decedent’s Last Will and Testament. If you have never before served as an Executor, however, you probably do not know where or how to begin the probate process. Although it is always wise to consult … [Read more...] about What Are the Steps in the Probate Process?
Probate in New York
When a loved one passes away, the last thing most people want to think about are the practical and legal ramifications of their loved one's death. If you were named by the decedent as the Executor of the estate, however, it means that the decedent was counting on you to be able to set aside your grief long enough to oversee the probate of the estate. If you have never before served as an Executor, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of administering an estate. This is one of the many … [Read more...] about I’m the Executor! Now What?
Top Reasons for Avoiding Probate from Michael Robinson Probate can take a long time. If you can transfer assets outside of probate, you will not have delays associated with waiting for the probate process to play out. Learn more about probate in this presentation. … [Read more...] about Top Reasons for Avoiding Probate: A Guide from a Finger Lakes Estate Planning Lawyer
Is Probate Always Required from Michael Robinson After your death, the trustee can distribute assets to the beneficiaries free of the probate process. Your agent will be empowered to handle your financial affairs in the event of your incapacitation. Learn more about is probate always required in this presentation. … [Read more...] about Is Probate Always Required