When someone passes away with a Will in New York, their Will must be proven valid by the Surrogates’ Court. This process is called Probate. If a person dies in New York with a Will, the probate process usually begins by filing a probate petition and the original Will with the Surrogate’s Court in the county where the deceased person lived. The court will then appoint an executor, who is responsible for carrying out the instructions in the Will.
The probate process can be complex, so it’s important to have an experienced New York probate attorney by your side. If you need help with Probate in New York City, contact the Law Offices of Tracy R. Field today. You may schedule a 15-minute Discovery Call with our probate attorney to see if we can assist with your probate needs.