Proving Kinship During Probate Administration

When a person dies without a will, with no spouse, parents or children to receive the inheritance, aunts, uncles and cousins are eligible to receive the inheritance, but they must prove their kinship to the decedent.

Kinship proceedings can be complex, contentious legal affairs. If you are seeking representation for a kinship hearing or another probate law matter in New York, the law office of Joseph A. Ledwidge, P.C., is here to guide you through the process. Joseph Ledwidge has approximately 15 years of experience and a proven record of success obtaining results for clients.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 718.276.6656 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Queens kinship attorney.

Kinship Hearings In New York

In order to prevail in a kinship hearing, you must not only prove your kinship, but also disprove other classes. In other words, you must prove that the deceased had no spouse, children or other relatives in a prior class, who would have claim to the estate before you.

Kinship cases may require extensive investigation, including genealogical research and the careful review of documents in the U.S. and from other countries. You may be required to produce birth certificates and other documents that support your claim. Our firm has the resources to capably represent you in the kinship process and pursue your interest in an estate.

Are You Attempting To Prove Your Kinship?

If you are seeking representation for a kinship case, often known as a “cousin case,” we can provide you with the guidance you need. Send us an email or call our Queens office at 718.276.6656 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable kinship lawyer.

We serve clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area.