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NYC Estate Administration Lawyers

Estate Administration is the area of law that deals with how a person’s estate (property, money, assets) are distributed after death. Someone is put in charge of Estate Administration, usually with the help of an Estate Administration lawyer who has years of experience in this area of law. Estate Administration, as defined by the law as the process of “collecting, managing, and distributing a deceased person’s estate.” This means that anything that’s a part of that estate – money, assets, property, stocks, bonds – will need to be collected and managed by someone that the deceased person trusted. And if no provisions were set up for administrating the estate, it becomes the job of the Probate court to oversee the administration.

Usually when someone dies, they have a Last Will and Testament. The Probate court will look for this first thing after your loved one dies (or in the future, when you die). If you don’t have this in place, the Probate court must begin the process of administrating your Estate. So many people make the mistake of thinking that if they don’t have very much money or assets, things become simpler after a person dies. Maybe you don’t think you need Estate Planning. Any good lawyer will tell you that this is UNTRUE. If you own anything at all, or have any amount of money at all, it will become the job of the Probate court to say where that money goes after you die, and things can get very frustrating and messy for your family if you don’t have a will.

People who don’t leave a will behind leave their families in a very uncomfortable position. Family members may begin hiring lawyers in order to recover parts of the estate or money or assets. Your loved ones may even fight over things like this, and this is nothing in the world that someone wants to leave behind for their loved ones to cope with. If you haven’t hired an Estate Administration lawyer, it’s time to give us a call. At Raiser & Kenniff, PC we have 100 years of combined experience in Estate Administration. We can help you pick the right people to administrate your estate after you pass away. If you don’t leave a will behind, the Probate court will appoint an administrator of your estate.

Conflicts over the administration of an estate are very common in families, and you need a lawyer that is going to understand these complicated personal relationships that sometimes arise during these legal matters. Probate law is a very personal area of the law, dealing with complicated human relationships between both loved ones and their possessions and money. Things can become contentious, so it’s vital to have a lawyer that is experienced and knows how to handle family matters like this. Raiser & Kenniff, PC is one of those rare law firms that has an entire team of lawyers that are well-versed in areas of the law like this.

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We know how stressful Estate Administration can be. If you’ve been placed in charge of an Estate or if you want to appoint an administrator of your Estate, we can help you get started with as little stress as possible. Our vast experience in this field allows us to carefully navigate this area of the law. Most all matters like this begin with a good, solid, authentic Last Will and Testament. We can help you plan out a last will and testament as well, putting your family on a path to a less stressful experience in Probate matters.

Confronting one’s own mortality can be one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, thing in the entire world. Don’t let things get out of hand. Contact us today and let us help you begin on the right path toward the future. We’ll get started with any Will issues you might have, help you accurately depict your estate in legal documents, and very simply make sure that you have all the things you need to give your family peace of mind when the time comes for you to leave this world. Contact us today to get started on these important matters.

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