How to Probate a Will in New York

Trying to cope with a loved one’s death is a challenging and overwhelming process. Coping with the emotional devastation of losing a loved one is hard enough, but thinking about going through the probate process can seem even more challenging. If you are a surviving family member, you probably have questions about probating your loved […]

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Should I Put My House in a Trust?

More people than ever have decided to create living trusts as part of their estate plans. Many benefits come with using a trust-based estate plan. For example, you will avoid the often time-consuming and expensive probate process when you place your assets in a trust. Your loved ones will have access to the property in […]

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How Much Does an Estate Need to be Worth to Go to Probate Court in New York?

In New York, the probate court has the responsibility of distributing a deceased person’s assets after their death. Probate proceedings occur in a particular court, called the surrogate’s court, located in the county where the decedent was living when they died. When a person dies with a will in place, the probate court will distribute […]