Law Offices Of Deborah S. Ball

An Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration Law Firm

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COVID-19 FUNERAL ASSISTANCE

The Federal government – through FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) – is providing assistance for funeral expenses related to COVID-19. Click here to read more, and contact our offices with your questions about post-pandemic estate planning.

READY TO CARE FOR YOU!

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to address life-plan concerns. We here at The Law Offices of Deborah S. Ball are ready to assist you, whether in person, by phone, or on Zoom.

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NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY GUIDELINES

New York State is changing the guidelines for creating a Power of Attorney (POA), effective June 13, 2021. Contact our offices to make sure your documents are up to date!

Taking The Burden Off Of Your Family During Probate

Since most people only take on the role of executor or estate administrator once or twice in a lifetime, individuals taking on this responsibility need proper guidance through the process. They need to know something about the various phases in the administration of an estate, their responsibilities and their obligations as fiduciaries. People are often — and rightfully — concerned about the possibility of a costly oversight or error.

The Law Offices of Deborah S. Ball provides invaluable legal counsel to estate administrators, trustees and other New York clients. It is a great comfort to the firm’s clients to have an experienced probate attorney helping them through the complicated probate or estate administration process. Attorney Deborah S. Ball and her staff take care of the behind-the-scenes legal details so that their clients can focus on moving forward with their lives.

The Estate Administration Process

After someone dies, if there is a valid will, the process goes to probate, where debts are paid and assets are distributed according to the provisions of the will. If there is no will, there is an administrative hearing in which the court will divide the assets.

The Law Offices of Deborah S. Ball represents clients from any role in the probate or intestacy administration processes, helping administrators:

  • Understand the responsibilities, duties and rights of your role in the process.
  • Receive adequate representation in any will contests and other estate-related conflicts that arise.
  • Prepare the documents, petition letters, affidavits, waivers, etc.
  • Understand the details regarding the assets, debts, kinship issues, beneficiaries and guardianship issues that might be involved with the estate.

Attorney Ball will walk you through these complicated issues, making sure your interests are covered and everything is taken care of for you.

We’ll Guide You Through The Process

To speak with an experienced estate administration attorney, call the firm’s Manhattan or Queens office toll-free, or email the Law Offices of Deborah S. Ball.

Interpretation for documentation services available in several languages.