CALL US

E-MAIL

DIRECTIONS

REVIEWS
27
Dec

WHY DO I NEED A TRUST? Estate Planning In today’s modern society there are new challenges popping up every single day in the world of Estate Law that NY Estate Lawyers are charged with solving. Invariably most clients ask why they need a will, which is when I respond by telling them all the reasons

6
Dec

Why do I need a will? 3 Horrific Estates gone wrong: When I speak to clients I am always surprised to hear how much they think they know about Living Trusts and Life Estates. But clients often have no idea why they actually need a will. This is very disturbing to me on many levels. First,

Estate of Sherman Hemsley: Why everyone needs a will. On July 24, 2012 the famed comedian from the memorable television show, “The Jeffersons” passed away. Unfortunately for those who love and miss him, Sherman Hemsley’s body was only laid to rest on November 21, 2012. Due to a dispute by Sherman Hemsley’s alleged half-brother Thornton

11
Aug

7 things everyone should know about probate: 1. Have a will. Having a will means having an estate plan. As a New York probate attorney I hate seeing family come into our offices whose loved one died without a will. If you have a will, you have not only protected your inheritance against the threat

Simply put, early indications show probate will look much the same in 2013 as it does right now. While both New York probate lawyers and clients alike contemplate what the laws will look like in 2013, the United States Senate’s July 25, 2012 tax bill gives us a strong indication that no new changes are

21
Jun

NEW YORK WILL CONTESTS

By Jason Stern

0 Comments

What happens during a will contest? A will is a testamentary instrument that we all should make at some point in our lives. A will directs the distribution of our possessions to the people we choose at the end of our life. As New York estate attorneys we can tell you that whether an estate

NEW YORK WILL CONTEST LAWYERS Who can contest a will? Unfortunately, near the end of the lives of our loved ones, it is not uncommon for a close or distant relative or even complete stranger to develop a close relationship with them. Usually this relationship is not out of the kindness of their hearts but

4
Jun

KINSHIP CASES WITHIN KINSHIP CASES

By Jason Stern

0 Comments

Kinship Law: Post-deceased next of kin Kinship law is the process of claiming unclaimed sums of money for relatives of people who died (decedents) both without a will and close living relatives. If no relatives come forward to claim the proceeds of a kinship proceeding, the moneys are eventually deposited with the State of New

16
Mar

UPCOMING CHANGES IN PROBATE FOR 2013

By Jason Stern

0 Comments

Upcoming Estate Planning and Probate changes for 2013 In December of 2010 the United States legislature enacted the Tax Relief Act, which was good news for anyone planning his or her estate. The Tax Relief Act raised the value of estate exemption from the dreaded federal estate tax to $5 million dollars per individual and

27
Dec

PROBATE VS LIFE ESTATE

By Jason Stern

0 Comments

Probate vs Life Estate: Why Probate is still the better choice for most Probate: Many law firms create a quiet skepticism about the probate process by holding seminars to sell prospective clients on the estate tool known as the life estate. The life estate is a limited interest in real property. Normally a life estate