Long Island Probate Lawyers
Nassau County Estate Administration Attorneys
At Polin, Prisco & Villafane, our attorneys are able to guide clients through the probate process. The probate process may also be referred to as estate administration. Generally speaking, administering an estate involves resolving the financial matters of the estate. More specifically, an estate administrator must assess all assets of the estate, and pay any debts. The remaining assets should then be distributed to the intended beneficiaries, either in accordance with a will or — if the person passed away without a will (intestate) — in accordance with New York State law.
Our lawyers also help resolve legal disputes that arise over wills, trusts and other estate planning documents. We have significant experience litigating disputes in New York Surrogate Courts. If you need assistance, contact our Glen Cove, New York, law office to speak with an attorney or a member of our support staff.
Will Contests: Challenging a Will
If you have reason to contest the terms of a will, it may be possible to challenge the will. There are several potentially effective ways to challenge a will. At Polin, Prisco & Villafane, we can assist with these specific legal objections and any others that may fit the facts of your case:
- The will was not properly drafted, signed or witnessed
- The decedent lacked proper mental capacity at the time the will was written
- Undue influence by someone who cared for the deceased changed the nature of the will
Abuse of Confidential Relationships
If you have reason to suspect that undue influence has occurred with respect to a will, trust, power of attorney or other estate planning document, you should speak with an attorney in order to protect your interests. At Polin, Prisco & Villafane, our attorneys can help protect your legal interests by taking legal action in New York State courts.
Contact our Glen Cove, New York, offices locally at 516-671-5300, 866-913-0918. You may also complete our online contact form.