Smithtown probate attorneys at Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC provide assistance in making certain that you are ready for the probate process. It is important that you make certain your estate is ready for probate before you pass away because you want your assets to pass quickly and effectively to new owners. Those who stand to inherit or anyone who has been named as executor of an estate also needs to make certain to be ready for probate because the probate process can be time-consuming and complicated.
Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC works wth clients during the estate planning process to ensure either that their assets can pass seamlessly through the probate process or to find ways to pass wealth outside of probate. We also work with heirs or beneficiaries, anyone named as executor of an estate, and anyone who wishes to contest a will to ensure they are ready to play their part in the probate process. You should give us a call if you want to get a plan in place to best provide for your loved ones after you are gone or if someone you love has died and you are going to have to navigate the probate process.
Are You Ready for Smithtown Probate?
To be ready for your estate to go through Smithtown probate, it is important you create a plan to facilitate the transfer of money and property. Writing a last will and testament will allow you to specify how your assets should pass on to loved ones during the probate process. Working with an attorney to write your will is important to make certain it is legally valid so there won’t be problems during the probate process. You may also want to work with a lawyer to reduce the chances a will contest will be raised during the probate process. You can do this using tools such as a no contest clause.
In some cases, there could be complications when assets pass through probate. For example, minors can’t directly inherit, so if you haven’t appointed someone to manage money and property you leave to underaged heirs or beneficiaries, the court may need to appoint a guardian. You can avoid this and specify a guardian yourself by taking the necessary steps under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act.
In other situations, you may determine other problems will occur if assets pass through probate, such as estate tax being triggered and reducing the inheritance your heirs or beneficiaries will receive. If you discover that you don’t want all of your assets to be transferred through the probate process, Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC can help you to find ways to facilitate the transfer of wealth outside of probate.
We can also help heirs or beneficiaries who must go through the probate process to make sure that the executor of an estate is fulfilling his obligations — and we can help the executor of an estate to fulfill all of his duties during probate including managing estate assets, taking care of tax issues, and facilitating the transfer of money and property to new owners.
Getting Help from Smithtown Probate Lawyers
Smithtown probate lawyers at Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC know the ins-and-outs of the probate process and we can work with you to be ready for it. We help those who want to make advanced plans to avoid probate or to make the probate process easier for their loved ones. We also provide representation to anyone who has to navigate the probate process after a death, including heirs or beneficiaries, the executor of an estate, and other interested parties.
To find out more about all of the service Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC provides related to the probate process, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at (631) 265-0599 or contact us online to get your personalized plans underway and to get an advocate on your side as you navigate probate proceedings in the Smithtown area.