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Probate Guide

A complete guide with common questions about the probate process.

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Probate Documents

This guide explains what documents are needed during probate.

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Digital Estate Plan

Should you have a digital estate plan? This post talks about why.

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Probate Resources

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

Everything You Need to Know About Probate in New York

Everything You Need to Know About Probate in New York

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...

Common Mistakes Made When Selling a House in Probate in New York

Common Mistakes Made When Selling a House in Probate in New York

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...

What Documents Are Required to Sell a House in Probate?

What Documents Are Required to Sell a House in Probate?

An individual will generally leave their last wishes in a will that they created with a lawyer. However, family members and probate courts in New York may interpret things differently. Estates of any size can run into road bumps; it’s not only estates worth millions...

Probate Resources & Guides

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Videos

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.

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