Settling An Estate In New York

The estate settlement process can be quite stressful for many families. Disputes can leave many once-close relatives feeling bitter toward one another. In most cases, compromise is the best option.

At my Farmingdale, New York, law firm, The Law Offices of Anthony J. Addeo, I use extensive probate experience and knowledge of the process to bring families together to find workable solutions.

If you are the executor or administrator of a will, your first — and most important — step is to call an experienced probate attorney. Call my office today at 516-249-4444.

Finding A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

The executor of an estate has many important steps to complete in the settlement process: distributing assets, settling debts, etc. If you try to go through the process alone, you could make errors that lead to disputes like a will contest.

I believe in a conciliatory approach to the estate settlement process. The only people who benefit from long, drawn-out disputes are the lawyers. As your lawyer, my focus is on your best interests, and in many cases, that is in ending the process before a dispute becomes too bitter.

I often see disputes arise when parents appoint two children as co-executors. Spouses of adult children can also become involved. As families grow and change through the years, it is inevitable that some relationships may not be as warm as in the past. Finding consensus will allow the probate process to proceed more quickly, allowing everyone to move on.

Call A Skilled Negotiator Today For Help

Throughout a more than 30-year career, I have developed a reputation for helping families come together and focus on what is most important. If you would like to schedule a consultation and learn more about how I may be able to help, contact my Farmingdale law firm by calling 516-249-4444.