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Queens Probate and Estate Administration Attorney

In Queens County many estates will have to go through probate. Probate is the court process of re-titling the assets held in the name of a deceased person into the name of a living person or trust.

The Queens, New York Surrogates Court handles all probate matters related to decedents who resided in Queens, New York when they died. The Queens County Surrogate’s Court is located at:

88-11 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11435

If there is a valid will the distribution of property is controlled by the will.

If a Queens resident dies without a will, New York State law will determine the distribution and management of their estate. This is known as the law of intestacy.

Does an executor need a lawyer?

If you have been named as the executor, you may be wondering if you need an attorney. An executor is well advised work with a qualified attorney in order to assist them in the administration of the decedent's estate. Since a number of legal issues arise, many of these issues are unfamiliar to non-attorneys.

With 30 years of experience working as a probate lawyer Robert Adler is very familiar with New York's probate laws and what types of issues you're likely to encounter.

See also probate and estate administration topics:

Who Should be Named Executor?

Do Executors Get Paid?

How is a Will Probated?

Locating Estate Assets

When Does the Estate Get Distributed?

The Probate Estate

New York Probate

Accessing a Safe Deposit Box

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