When someone passes away, the wealth and debt they accumulated during their life (estate) are administrated and resolved through a court process known as probate. New York probate courts apply state probate laws to interpret the provisions of the decedent’s last will and testament as to how the deceased intended to disburse his or her estate. In probate, the deceased specifies someone to administer their estate in probate. Otherwise, the court appoints someone to do so – also known as an “executor.”
If a relative or friend named you as executor of their estate, you should consult an experienced Westchester County probate attorney for legal advice. At Martin Law, PC we represent executors to help facilitate a swift and efficient probate process that complies with New York law and preserves the wishes of your deceased loved one.
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Under New York law, probate is the process by which courts examine the validity of a decedent’s will, if applicable. The probate court also makes specific findings regarding the valuation of the decedent’s assets and the priority of the decedent’s creditors. The executor of the decedent’s estate will then administer the remaining assets to any beneficiaries and creditors according to the decedent’s intent.
In probate proceedings, the decedent’s estate is distributed with regard to the following assets:
The executor of a person’s testamentary estate bears the burden of carrying out the last wishes of their late loved one. Moreover, executors have a legal duty to administer the decedent’s estate in a lawful manner. At Martin Law, PC, we have years of experience advising executors in satisfying their legal duties and fulfilling the intent of the decedent.To learn more about our legal services, call us at (845) 764-8104 today or contact us online.