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New York Probate Lawyers

Albany Probate Administration Attorneys

If you have recently lost a loved one, you want to be there to help your family through the grieving process. However, there are also many legal concerns that you will be required to take care of. An experienced lawyer can guide you through the probate or estate administration process, so you can be there for your family.

At the law offices of Maxwell & Van Ryn, LLP, our New York probate attorneys protect the rights of families across upstate New York. With an extensive estate planning practice, we understand how the administration process should work and we are ready to make sure you do what is best for yourself and your family.

What Happens During Probate?

An easy way to describe the probate process is that when someone dies, a temporary company comes into existence to take title to the assets of the estate. The executor or administrator acts as the company's CEO and accounts for the assets and distributes the property to the people who are intended to receive it:

  • The beneficiaries of the will, if a there was a will
  • Those who have the right to inherit under New York's laws of intestate succession, if there was no legal will

The executor or administrator is also responsible for doing such practical things as paying the mortgage and electrical bills. Our lawyers will guide you through the probate process required by the New York Surrogate's Court, and they will make a final accounting of the estate.

We also provide estate and probate administration services for out-of-state executors and administrators responsible for New York estates. These cases are especially difficult when they involve businesses or real estate, but with extensive practices in these areas, we are ready to help you face any challenges that come your way.

Contact Us Today

You do not have to go through the probate or estate administration processes on your own. From our offices in the Albany, we can help you find solutions and protect your rights. Call 518-478-6634 or contact us online today for a consultation with no obligation.