"We guide you every step of the way through the process of administering your loved one’s estate.”

When an individual passes away, his or her Last Will and Testament must be admitted to probate in the proper Surrogate's Court. The Court determines if the Will is valid and properly executed, then issues Letters Testamentary on behalf of the Executor.

If there is no Will, a family member can be named Administrator of the deceased person’s estate and obtain Letters of Administration from Surrogate’s Court.

The Executor or Administrator of the estate uses the Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration to collect the assets of the estate, pay creditors and manage funds before paying out the bequests to the Beneficiaries.

My firm drafts the probate petition and guides the Executor or Administrator throughout the process of administering the estate.

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