Estate Administration Lawyer in New York City
We Provide Effective Executor & Administrator Services
After someone passes away, their estate must go through the probate and administration processes. The person who handles these processes is called the executor or administrator. Estate administration and probate can be complicated, but our New York City estate administration lawyer can help. For more than a decade, the Law Office of Robert J. Maher, PC has provided clients with top-quality executor and administrator services, and we can help you, too.
Executors & Estate Administrator Responsibilities
The responsibilities of an executor or administrator are functionally the same. The key difference between an executor and administrator lies in their appointment. The deceased individual names an executor in their will while an administrator is appointed by the courts when the deceased has no will.
The executor is responsible for managing the deceased person’s estate while it goes through the probate process, as well as for settling the deceased’s debts, taxes, and other expenses. Once the deceased individual’s finances are settled, the executor/administrator is also responsible for distributing the remaining assets and property either according to the deceased’s will or the court’s orders when no will is in place.
If you are named executor or administrator, an experienced attorney can help you:
- Navigate the probate and administration processes
- Identify and gather pertinent records, documents, and other information
- Notify appropriate relatives, beneficiaries, etc.
- Protect the estate’s property and other assets
- Maintain appropriate records
- File an accounting of the estate with the courts when necessary
- Distribute remaining assets
- Provide a surviving spouse or other relatives with guidance
Nominate an Executor in Your Will
When someone dies without a will, the estate administration process can be complicated since the courts must appoint an estate administrator. The person the court appoints is not always the person you would choose. You can help smooth this process and ensure your wishes are honored by planning your estate and creating a will. There, you can name an executor of your choosing. Our estate administration attorney in New York City has extensive experience establishing wills, and we are prepared to put this experience to work for you. We can help you nominate the right person as executor for your will, and we can help you design a will that makes sense for your unique situation.
To nominate an executor of your will, call the Law Office of Robert J. Maher, PC at (646) 681-1977.
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