Experienced Handling Of Estate Administration Matters
In general, estate administration is the process of gathering the assets, paying the debts, distributing the assets and filing tax returns. If the decedent left a will, and the estate’s assets are not complex, the administration is often a fairly routine matter. In other cases, however, the process may be far more challenging and will require a lawyer’s help.
At Daniels Norelli Cecere & Tavel P.C., our attorneys have practiced in estate, trust and probate law for more than 30 years. Regardless of the complexity of the estate, they have the knowledge and experience to probate the will and distribute the assets, even if the decedent did not leave a will. They understand how to protect their clients’ interests in sophisticated assets and high net worth estates.
Simplifying The Process For You
After the death of the decedent, the estate’s executor or administrator often hires an attorney to assist him or her with the probate process. In addition to administering estates owned by New York residents, our attorneys can help you with the ancillary administration of estates in New York that are owned by out-of-state decedents.
Our practice includes all aspects of estate administration, including:
- Probating the will
- Gathering the assets
- Valuing assets, including businesses and business interests
- Sales of businesses and business assets
- Distributing assets according to the will or New York law
- Selling remaining real and personal property
- Preparing the final estate tax returns
- Paying the final bills
- Closing the estate
Additionally, we can handle trust administration for you. This is a separate process from probate.