In these troubled times combating COVID-19, many families are faced with the daunting task of probating wills of loved ones, or if there is no will the administration of a deceased family members’ estate.
McCullough, Goldberger and Staudt LLP is well positioned to assist with the probate or administration of a decedent’s estate. We have many years of experience in all phases of this task from the initial obtaining of death certificates to the finalizing of the estate in the Surrogate’s Court, including the distribution of the assets of the estate. In fact, we have two paralegals with over 30 years of experience each who can handle such matters efficiently and cost effectively.
There are many questions that arise in the weeks and months after a family member dies including:
- How to obtain a death certificate;
- How to determine what assets are probated and what assets pass automatically to family members; and
- How to gain access to a safe deposit box.
There are also more complex matters, such as disagreements between family members that may require legal advice and guidance.
In the event of any disagreement between the heirs and beneficiaries of the estate which can lead to litigation, we are particularly well equipped to provide representation, since we have several attorneys who have handled many contested matters over the years. We would also be able to assist individuals with estate planning so that their intentions can be fulfilled without the upsetting and expensive threat of future litigation.
If you would like to discuss a will or estate, or any potential family disputes about an estate, with one of our attorneys, please contact Charles Goldberger at (914) 949-6400 or visit our website at www.mgslawyers.com