Bronx, New York

Bronx Probate

The Bronx is, first and foremost, known as the home to Yankee Stadium and the New York Yankees, the winningest franchise in Major League Baseball history. Located north of Manhattan in New York City, the Bronx has a population of almost 1.4 million people despite being only 42 square miles in size. Aside from the Yankees, the borough is also home to the well–known Bronx Zoo, which is one of the largest zoos in America. The Bronx is also an educational center home to many institutions of higher learning including: Fordham University, Manhattan College, and several campuses of the City University of New York.

When someone close to you passes on, there are many things that must be done to set that person's affairs in order. Generally speaking, when a person dies and they have a last will and testament, that will must go through New York's probate process to ensure that it is a valid legal document. The laws governing probate are myriad and can be quite confusing to those who are unfamiliar with the statutes and rules and how they operate. In addition to understanding the complex rules of the probate proceedings, it is also important to be mindful of the strict temporal restrictions involved. During the probate process, certain paperwork and documentation must be submitted to the Probate, or Surrogate's Court at specific times. Should the requisite forms not contain the required information and filed on time, the case could be delayed significantly and prevent the decedent's wishes from being fulfilled in a timely manner. In order to settle the decedent's affairs, you should hire a lawyer to help you understand the law and make sure things are taken care of properly.

Because the probate process is so complicated, the services of an experienced and dedicated Bronx probate lawyer can prove invaluable in helping you navigate the probate court system effectively. In order to do so, a licensed attorney can provide estate settlement services to help assemble the decedent's assets and acquire the information that is needed. Once the probate process has run its course, a skilled attorney can help the executors and beneficiaries ensure that the assets involved are distributed correctly and capably.

My office is located at 845 Third Avenue, Suite 1400 in New York and is easily accessible from the Bronx by car or public transit as it is one block east of the 51st Street and Lexington Ave. subway station.