Probate Administration 101

Probate Administration 101

Probating your estate isn’t your responsibility; this is because it takes place long after you are gone. However, how you handle the assets from now till the time you pass away determines whether the estate will go through probate or not, and how smooth the process will go. This is the reason why you need…

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How to Obtain Probate in New York - The Probate Process

How to Obtain Probate in New York – The Probate Process

New York’s probate process is carried out in surrogate courts, overseen by a probate judge. When an individual dies, beneficiaries do not receive their inheritance until probate determines validity. As soon as probate starts begins, the surrogate court assumes the responsibility of overseeing the estate’s administration and distribution of the deceased’s estate. Probate is initiated…

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How to File an Estate in Probate Court

How to File an Estate in Probate Court

The New York statutes provide that the personal representative has to administer the estate of the deceased as expected. However, many people don’t know what to do when filing the estate in probate court. The function of this post is to help you with this process. You need to file all the requisite documents on…

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Ethical Issues in the Probate Process

Ethical Issues in the Probate Process

Scenario My dad contracted coronavirus while in hospital and died a few weeks ago. I am in isolation due to being a high-risk contact, and I’m really struggling to sort out the estate while being in the hospital. Should I be worried about losing my estate to an executor? Ethical issues arise in different situations,…

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