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.
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