Estate And Trust Administration
When an estate plan becomes effective, an executor takes control of the probate and estate administration processes. Often, the executor is a family member or loved one of the decedent, and facing the legal implications of death can be confusing and emotionally difficult. Choosing experienced legal representation to move the will and estate through Surrogate’s Court and tax requirements can substantially relieve your discomfort. At Marcus, Gould & Sussman, LLP, our lawyers assist executors and administrators of estates. The attorneys, with their legal assistants, know the process and take care of the petitions, paperwork and other necessary issues. Probate involves opening the estate, managing estate expenses, paying estate taxes, if required, and court costs, and ensuring that the decedent’s will is legally valid. You can be confident that we will keep you informed of the status of the estate so that you, as the executor/administrator, trustee or beneficiary, are protected by proper management through ultimate distribution.
We assist our clients in all aspects in the estate administration process, including identifying, appraising, maintaining and distributing estate assets, and paying estate taxes and debts. We are prepared to handle testate and intestate estates, and complex disputes over the distribution of estate assets.
We also represent clients in overseeing and distributing the assets in a trust. If you are a trust beneficiary, we can protect your interests in the distribution of trust assets. For trustees and successor trustees, the duties of trust administration are filled with potential risk and liability. We help our clients understand their duties and navigate the complex legal terrain of trust administration.
Contact Our Law Firm About Your Estate And Trust Administration Needs
Our lawyers represent heirs, beneficiaries, executors, trustees and other parties in Westchester County and throughout New York state. Contact us today online or by telephone at 914-683-0090 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable estate and trust administration lawyer.