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Over 60 Years In Queens County

Helping Your Probate Matter Go Smoothly

If your loved one had an estate plan, and executed a last will and testament in New York, upon his or her death, the estate must go through the probate process. At a time like this, it is important that matters involving family members go as smoothly as possible. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we are deeply familiar with the state’s probate laws, and we can guide you through the process. We will help you avoid or resolve any disputes among family members and efficiently bring you through the probate of your loved one’s estate. If your family member did not have a will, trust or estate plan prior to his or her death, we can also assist you with estate administration tasks.

Lawyers Who Understand Surrogate’s Court And Probate

Our Queens probate lawyers have significant experience managing estates in the Surrogate’s court. We provide comprehensive probate services, including the following:

  • Filing the will in the Surrogate’s Court/having it admitted to probate for approval
  • Appointment of the executor
  • Notifying heirs and beneficiaries
  • Assisting the executor in identifying and gathering assets
  • Assisting the executor with paying debts, including bills, taxes, liens (including Medicaid or Medicare liens)
  • Assisting the executor in setting up an estate bank account
  • Helping the executor obtain a Tax Identification Number
  • Preparing all the paperwork necessary
  • Preparing accountings
  • Helping the executor distribute the assets as per the will
  • Ensuring the beneficiaries of the estate sign releases to release the executor of responsibility after distribution
  • Representing clients involved in will contests

Contact Our New York Law Firm Today

Place your trust in the experienced and established law firm of Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP. Our firm dates to 1950 and, since then, we have resolved legal challenges for thousands of clients. To contact an attorney at our firm for a no-charge consultation, call 866-679-2513 or 718-577-2573 or email us through our online form.