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Intestate Laws

Without a Will, Your Estate Will be at the Mercy of Intestate Laws

The consequences of inheritance can be so complex that an enormous body of statutory and case law has evolved to decide "who legally gets what" when someone dies.  If you die without a will, you die "intestate." Each state has intestate laws which determine who will receive the property of intestate decedents. A New York City intestate laws attorney can advise you on the laws in New York.

The problems associated with dying intestate begin with the fact that the decedent can not  decide and control who will receive his or her assets.  The intestacy laws determine whether the assets will be distributed to his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings or more distant relatives.  These relatives may have had little or no contact with the decedent while he or she was alive or the decedent may have had a poor relationship with them. In this situation, an intestate laws attorney in New York City may provide useful guidance.

Unfortunately, the decedent in these cases did  not take the time to prepare a last will that would have expressed his or her intentions as to the disposition of the estate.  A will would have designated the decedent's beneficiaries.

Regardless of the size of an estate, most adults — young and old — and their families benefit greatly from having a well-prepared estate plan consisting of documents such as a: Last Will, Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney and Living Will. As a New York City intestate laws lawyer, I have many years of experience working with and advising clients in the creation and implementation of plans that effectively express the clients’ personal desires regarding the disposition and protection of assets while providing potential tax advantages and security for family and beneficiaries.  I have also represented many family members in Court proceedings relating to intestate estates and estate administration.

If you are interested in speaking with me about your estate,  call (212) 355-2575 or e-mail for an appointment with an intestate laws lawyer in New York City.

Client Reviews
I am very grateful to Mr. Jules Martin Haas attorney of law in New York. I am from Buenos Aires Argentina. He managed with expertise a very difficult situation. of a complicate heritage from my aunt Anna Grodzka that lived and died a very long time ago in New York. I recommend him not only for his extraordinary knowledge but also for his kindness. Irma CW Peusner
I found Mr. Haas after being misguided by a former attorney. Mr. Jules Haas took our case which involved an estate/trust dispute. What initially seemed like an impossible and overwhelming legal fight was now in the hands of someone who had the integrity and legal expertise to win our case. Mr Haas' attention to detail and his expert knowledge base, skillfully and successfully guided us through an intricate legal process. I am very thankful and grateful to Mr. Jules Haas for representing our interest and ultimately winning. Bringing about a peace of mind we needed. Thank You Devida Nedd
I was in need of a guardianship attorney and I hired the services of Jules M. Haas' Law firm. The service of counselor Haas and his staff, was very profesional and the case was handled in a timely matter. I would strongly recommend his services Angel Guevara
I strongly recommend Jules Haas. I have worked with him for two years and he has provided so much support and followed through with everything he promised he would do. His support staff is just as helpful! We had an interesting case and he helped to solve each part of it legally and was very thorough. Thank you for everything you have done to finalize our families estate Robyn Stafford
Jules Haas helped me with managing the process in probate court for my father's estate through to its completion upon the sale of my father's house. He was knowledgeable, efficient, and effective in submitting documentation to the probate court, explaining procedures to me, and advising me as to the progress of my case. His support staff was also very helpful. He made what for me created so much anxiety into something manageable where I could see progress every step of the way. His fees were very reasonable. I am super grateful to him for all the help he has provided and strongly recommend his services. Diana Janer
I just completed an estate transaction where Jules Haas represented my client in an estate and he did a great job! He was very quick at responding to all matters throughout the sale process, he was detailed, he was knowledgeable and he was a pleasure to work with. I just recommended him to some new clients who are going through an estate matter and will continue to recommend him. Rodolfo Lucchese