Probate, Inheritance & Estate Planning
The passing of a loved one is never easy. The process causes unimaginable grief and sadness. Unfortunately, the event also causes a great deal of confusion – especially when it comes to the matter of settling a loved one’s estate.
The process of working through taxes, debts, and inheritance can be time-consuming and costly. That’s why we put together some of the best probate resources to help in the process. Whether you’re an heir or executor, more than likely you’ll have questions. Thankfully, there are some incredible resources on probate out there. We’ve compiled some of the best probate resources below.
Our Recent Probate Blog Posts
When a person dies, there’s a process that follows to determine the heir to their property. This depends on whether there are living relatives and, if so, the relationship they had. If the deceased had a will, it must be filed in a Surrogate Court and approved...
When a loved one or relative passes away in New York, their estate must be managed and distributed according to their wishes stated in their Will. As difficult as it may be, it’s advised not to put the person’s final wishes on hold until the grieving process is over...
If you had to sell a house in probate in New York, would you know how to do it? It’s a good question be able to answer because you never quite know when you might find yourself in a situation where you’ve entered the probate process and need to sell your house fast. ...
Probate Resources & Guides
Impact of Covid-19 on Probate in New York
Larry Wagner speaks with Harold Bollaci, an elder law and estate planning attorney at Bollaci Law, to discusses how Coronavirus is impacting the probate process in New York and how it is impacting the speed at which people are settling their estates through the surrogates court. He explains how long the process is currently taking and why we’re seeing a backlog and delay in this process.
Using Trust Planning to Help Exempt Your Home from Probate
Trusts are not just for the wealthy! Harold Bollaci, an elder law and estate planning attorney at Bollaci Law, discusses why trust planning (either a revocable or irrevocable trust) is the best thing people can do to protect their home for themselves and future generations and to avoid the delays and costs associated with probate or administration.