About Probate Law

When dealing with probate law, it is important to make sure you are in good hands.

It usually comes up due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstance, and in the event you find yourself in need of a probate attorney, the last thing you should have to worry about is if they are qualified. Every White Plains attorney at Harold, Salant, Strassfield, and Spielberg will make sure that your journey through this difficult matter is as pain free as possible. Whether it’s in relation to drafting or finalizing wills, trusts, receiving the power of attorney, health care proxies, or any other specialized planning documents, we can help you.

For help with further understanding of probate law in New York, you may read the following: NY Probate Law is the legal process by which an individual’s assets are transferred, and or dispersed as directed by the person’s will. Most wills give wide discretion to the executor when it comes to the affairs of the estate and the handling of properties. In a case where there is no will an administrator is appointed by the court to perform the duties a chosen executor would have. In New York a will must be signed in the presence of two witnesses in order to be valid, and each witness must sign in the presence of the other. The person making the will must do so of their own free will, under no duress, and be competent to do so.