Long Island, New York

Long Island Probate

Long Island has long been known for its picturesque communities, world–class golf courses, and its dazzling coastline. The Gold Coast, as it is often called, was celebrated in F. Scott Fitzgerald's legendary tome The Great Gatsby and has introduced generations of schoolchildren to Long Island. Teddy Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, and Walt Whitman are just a few of the famous past residents of Long Island, and many of New York's modern–day movers and shakers have called Long Island home. Because of its proximity to one of the largest cultural and financial centers on earth, New York, and its beautiful scenery, Long Island has become the 17th most populous island in the world.

There are two distinct roads one can travel in the New York probate system: one involves decedents that pass away with a will, and the other involves those who die without one. A person may pass intestate, or sans will, because their last will and testament was lost or destroyed. Under those circumstances, anyone wishing to begin probate proceedings must establish that the decedent did not revoke the will and still wished the document to have legal operation. Additionally, the law requires that parties petition the court and present adequate information validating the provisions of the will. Because the law sets forth a high burden of proof in intestate probate proceedings, it is a good idea to hire an attorney beforehand. A trained Long Island probate attorney can utilize his knowledge and experience to gather the evidence needed and marshal those facts to navigate the probate system effectively.

In addition to the court proceedings, an attorney can also help administer the decedent's estate. No matter if you have been named the executor or administrator of an estate already or wish to be appointed as one, the amount of work required for those in such a position can be overwhelming. The guidance and help of an attorney familiar with the responsibilities and processes of asset collection, management, and disbursement can make all the difference. Jules Martin Haas has decades of experience in the field of estate administration, and he can bring that considerable experience to bear for you too.

My office is located in Midtown at 845 Third Avenue, Suite 1400 and is easily accessible from Long Island by car via the Queensboro Bridge and the Mid–town Tunnel. Meetings at offices in Long Island are available by appointment, as well.

Client Reviews
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.
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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
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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
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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
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