Guardianship Matters: Legal Advice for Ensuring Your Loved Ones Are Protected

In the complex landscape of legal matters, one area that often requires careful consideration is guardianship. When it comes to protecting the interests of your loved ones, understanding the basics of probate and seeking the counsel of a probate lawyer can make all the difference. Let's delve into the essential aspects of guardianship and why legal advice is crucial for ensuring your loved ones are safeguarded. Read More

Petitioning And Filing For Guardianship In Queens

When the well-being of a loved one is at stake, petitioning for guardianship can be a necessary step to ensure their safety and care. In Queens, New York, the process of filing a guardianship petition is an important legal procedure that allows individuals to take on the responsibility of making decisions on behalf of someone unable to do so themselves. This blog will explore the details of petitioning and filing for Read More

Why You Should Take Your Fiduciary Duty Seriously

Fiduciary duty is the legal obligation to act in the interest of another. A person who has a fiduciary duty is called a fiduciary, and hired as a trustee by an individual or a company. The law prohibits the trustee from acting in any way detrimental to the interests of the client, who is entitled to the best efforts of the trustee, while the trustee must exercise all due care and diligence when acting on behalf of Read More

Even a solid will like Robin William’s can be contested

While a will can help a family in New York avoid a legal battle after a loved one passes away, this legal document cannot always prevent against a problem. When world-famous actor Robin Williams died, his will and trust dictated that his estate go to his widow and his three children from different marriages. Susan Schneider, William's widow, lived with him at a home in Paradise Cay, and William's trust allows Read More

Fight over Robin Williams estate offers valuable lessons

When comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away, it seemed like his affairs were in order. He had prepared a will and specific trust agreements. He also had a prenuptial agreement in place. By most measures, it seemed as if he had done everything necessary to ensure that his estate would be distributed without conflicts or legal disputes. Despite his planning, though, his heirs still find themselves at odds with Read More

Wills and the probate process

Individuals in New York who are estate planning and preparing a will may wonder what is involved in the probate process. Every will must go through probate before assets are distributed to heirs. Probate is a process that is intended to ensure that individuals involved in the estate are protected and that the wishes of the individual who prepared the will are carried out. An executor appointed by the deceased Read More

Family fights over inheritances

Baby boomers are estimated to receive a median amount of $64,000 from their parents as they pass away. With so much wealth being passed on from parents to adult children, fights over who should get what from their parents are becoming more common in New York and around the country. While many of these battles are continuations of sibling rivalries that have lasted for years, some of the conflict stems from the fact Read More