Experienced Probate, Estate And Trust Administration Lawyers

At Lissner & Lissner LLP, we provide knowledgeable probate, estate administration and trust administration services. Our attorneys have the experience to help clients perform executor and trustee duties. While we can handle all aspects of probate or estate and trust administration, we will let you know when you can handle something yourself, thereby keeping our fees reasonable.

There are numerous steps in the administration of an estate. A brief overview of the duties of an executor/trustee is below. See the complete list and detailed explanation of duties here.

The basic steps of administering an estate in New York include:

  • Locating the will
  • Safeguarding assets
  • Probating the will
  • Assembling assets such as financial accounts, personal property, real property and life insurance
  • Paying claims on the estate
  • Paying taxes, including decedent's state and federal income taxes, and any estate or gift taxes
  • Distributing the estate
  • Preparing the final accounting of the estate
  • Paying legacies and distributing the remaining parts of the estate
  • Establishing trusts, if applicable

We can assist you with as much or as little of this process as you prefer. Our services also include representation during judicial and informal accountings, and resolving will contests and other disputes.

Our lawyers can also assist you with the administration of trusts. While a well-drafted trust helps prevent assets from going through probate in certain circumstances, the trust must still be administered. The conditions within the trust instrument need to be carried out before the aims of the trust can be completed. This means abiding by the wishes of the grantor and meeting the needs of the beneficiaries.

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