Established Long Island Probate Attorneys Provide Assistance During a Difficult Time
Successfully handling will contests and guardianship matters
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 are then 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.
Will contests — effectively challenging a will in New York
If you have reason to contest the terms of a will, it may be possible to challenge it. There are several potentially effective ways to do so. 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.
- Someone who cared for the deceased exerted undue influence and changed the nature of the will.
- The will was forged.
- Fraud is involved with 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 interests by taking legal action in New York state courts.
Contact committed Nassau County attorneys for a free initial consultation
At Polin, Prisco & Villafane, our goal is to serve you. We provide free initial consultations, flexible office hours and parking in a covered lot. Contact our Glen Cove, New York offices at 516.671.5300 or toll-free 866.913.0918. You may also complete our online contact form.