How Does The Probate Process Work?

When a person dies and leaves a will, the court-supervised process of validating the will is called probate. The probate process includes:

  • Filing the original will and probate petition with the court
  • Appointing an executor
  • Appraising estate assets
  • Collecting debts for the estate
  • Paying creditors
  • Distributing wealth and assets to the correct beneficiaries or legatees

The probate process can be confusing for executors, heirs, beneficiaries and others with interest in the outcome. This is especially true if the decedent has significant assets, overseas assets or if there are other issues present, such as a dispute over the validity of the will.

Trusted Guidance Through All Probate Matters

It is important to protect your rights throughout the probate process by enlisting the services of an experienced New York probate lawyer. At the law offices of Joseph A. Ledwidge, P.C., we have extensive experience handling probate law matters for clients in Queens, Brooklyn and throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

We understand that you need effective solutions delivered in a cost-effective manner. We offer reasonable fees and convenient payment plans to achieve this objective.

Contact Us • New York City Testate Succession Attorney

We represent clients in testate succession when there is a valid will, and intestate succession, when there is not a valid will.

If you are seeking representation for probating a will anywhere in the New York City metro area, we are here for you. Reach us online or by calling 718.276.6656 to arrange a consultation with a skilled New York will probate attorney.