Wills and Probate
Staten Island Attorney Facilitates Probate and Estate Administration
Efficient, meticulous service saves beneficiaries time, stress and expense
When individuals die, whatever worldly possessions they have pass to their heirs. That sounds seamless and effortless, but that’s rarely the reality. Whether the decedent left a will or died intestate (without a will), there are required steps that a representative must take to release the assets for transfer. Since 1997, William J. Newstad, Esq., Attorney and Counselor at Law has helped residents of New York and New Jersey accelerate the process and obtain accurate results. As probate attorney or estate administrator, we spare our clients unnecessary losses due to preventable delays.
What is the difference between probate and estate administration?
If a person leaves a will, the surrogate court must validate that will so that an executor can begin to execute the terms.
If a person dies intestate, the surrogate court will approve an estate administrator selected by the known heirs to settle the estate and transfer the assets according to the state’s laws of inheritance.
Each process requires great attention to detail. The probate or estate administration attorney must:
Prompt, attentive legal service preserves value for an estate’s heirs
There are many ways in which an estate’s wealth can get lost in the probate or estate administration process. Taxation is a major consideration, and although these issues are best handled through careful estate planning before an individual dies, there are some helpful measures an experienced attorney can take at this stage. However, the major culprit is delay, which results from any number of factors, including:
Given the potential level of chaos during a time when close relatives are grieving, it’s always best to seek out an experienced estate administration firm. Over the years we’ve satisfied our clients who appreciate the care we take during this sensitive time and the results we reached through diligent work and attention to detail.
Contact a meticulous Staten Island attorney for probate or estate administration in NY and NJ
William J. Newstad, Esq., Attorney and Counselor at Law facilitates the transfer of inheritances through the surrogate courts of New York and New Jersey. For further information and a one-on-one consultation with Mr. Newstad in our Great Kills Town office, call 718.815.5800 or contact our office online.
William J. Newstad, Attorney at Law is located in Staten Island, NY and serves clients in and around Staten Island, Breezy Point, Brooklyn, New York, Jamaica, Rockaway Park, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Long Island City, Howard Beach, Middle Village, Sunnyside, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Woodside, Arverne, Elmhurst, Rego Park, Astoria, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Jackson Heights, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Corona, East Elmhurst, Inwood, Springfield Gardens, Bronx, Bronx County, Kings County, Nassau County, New York County, Orange County, Queens County, Richmond County, Rockland County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.