Westchester County Surrogate’s Court Attorney
Every probate and estate proceeding in New York is handled by the Surrogate’s Court. If the decedent left a will, the estate will go through probate and the court will appoint an executor. If the decedent died intestate (without a will), the process is called estate administration, and the court will appoint an administrator.
At The Law Offices of Mitchell I. Weingarden, pllc, our Westchester County Surrogate’s Court lawyer guides clients through the complexities of the probate and estate administration process in New York. Mr. Weingarden has been practicing law since 1984 and regularly represents heirs and beneficiaries. He also assists executors and administrators with settling estate-related debts, identifying heirs and beneficiaries, appropriately distributing assets, and keeping an accurate accounting.
Probate And Estate Administration Disputes
It is not uncommon for disputes to arise in the probate or estate administration process. Potential heirs may claim that the will was invalid due to lack of testamentary capacity or undue influence, or they may claim breach of fiduciary duty on the part of the executor or administrator. Our firm represents potential heirs as well as executors and administrators in will contests and other disagreements.
Negotiating Cost-Effective Resolutions
In most estate-related disputes, everyone involved prefers to avoid the expense and time associated with litigation. At The Law Offices of Mitchell I. Weingarden, pllc, we help clients find equitable resolutions to their disputes outside of the courtroom. We have a wealth of experience negotiating solutions that benefit our clients and are agreeable to all parties.
Contact The Law Offices Of Mitchell I. Weingarden, pllc
Even with a well-drafted will and other estate planning documents in place, disputes can arise and mistakes can be made. It is important to work with an experienced attorney who can help protect your interests and ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.
To discuss any Surrogate’s Court issue, call our White Plains office at 800-760-1632 or contact us online for a free phone consultation. We offer evening appointments on weekdays by request.