When someone dies without a will, the family is left to make important decisions regarding their loved one's estate. At Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we know that this may be a difficult and emotional time for you. For assistance administering your family member's estate, contact our experienced attorneys. We will work to relieve you of any unnecessary stress during this challenging time by helping you identify an administrator for the estate and guiding you through the estate administration process.
Attorneys for Administering an Estate in New York
When a loved dies unexpectedly with no will, his or her assets must be distributed by an estate administrator. This person is usually a family member and must be appointed by the court. At Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have extensive experience helping families choose who will serve as the administrator and helping them through the appointment.
When the administrator has been appointed, our attorneys assist with:
- Preparing accountings and releases for beneficiaries
- Distributing assets according to New York state laws
- Transferring assets
- Paying off debts
- Managing bills and taxes
- Satisfying any liens against the estate
- Negotiations with creditors
- Addressing any current lawsuits
If your loved one had an estate plan, will or trust at the time of his or her death, our lawyers also provide legal services during the probate of estates.
Speak with an experienced Queens estate administration attorney at one of the area's oldest and largest law firms. Contact Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, at 866-679-2513 or 718-577-2573.