Suffolk County, New York

Suffolk County Probate

Suffolk County occupies the eastern end of Long Island with Nassau County running along its western border. Suffolk County is named after Suffolk, England, and currently has over 1.4 million residents. Perhaps best known for its wealthy resort communities like the Hamptons and Montauk which are frequented by New York City's elite, Suffolk County is also home to numerous state and national parks and preserves. The county also boasts a beautiful shoreline with plenty of fabulous beaches, and is also home to Shinnecock Hills Golf Course – a championship-level course that has hosted the U.S. Open four times in its storied history.

When a person dies, they leave behind their worldly possessions and a whole host of legal issues attached to those possessions. The decedent's debts also remain attached to his or her estate, which is why the probate process is an accounting of sorts. The Surrogate's Court performs this accounting in New York state, and it is the Court's job to sift through the decedent's affairs and wishes and distribute that person's assets accordingly. Should you be in line to receive part of someone's estate through a will, or are in line to be appointed executor of a will, the advice of a Suffolk County probate attorney is of inestimable worth. You can relax in the knowledge that your interests are being pursued with dedication and vigor.

Often, during the estate settlement process, elements of the decedent's estate are sold – either to pay off creditors or pursuant to that persons last will and testament. Before the property is liquidated, it must be appraised and valued to arrive at an appropriate sales price, and you will want a knowledgeable attorney involved on your behalf. If you are named the executor of a will, your lawyer can fully explain the duties, rights, and liabilities that come with such a role, and advise you to make sure that you are protected.

My office is located in Midtown at 845 Third Avenue, Suite 1400 in New York and is easily accessible from Long Island by car via the Queensboro Bridge and the Mid-town Tunnel. Meetings at offices in Suffolk County 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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