Estate Administration and Litigation
When someone close to you passes away, they leave behind an estate. In situations where there are limited assets and a simple estate, this can be an easy and straightforward process. However, for more complex estates with various assets and debts, the process of estate planning can become very arduous and involved. With assistance from the estate administration and litigation attorneys at Maya Murphy, even the most challenging issues can be negotiated and solved.
Estate Administration Process
After an individual dies, their estate enters into probate proceedings in which the debts and taxes are paid and then the assets are distributed to the appropriate heirs. In Connecticut, the Probate Court oversees this process, while in New York it falls under the jurisdiction of the Surrogate’s Court. At Maya Murphy, our attorneys handle common issues that arise during the estate administration process including:
- Probating Wills
- Assisting in the Collection of Estate Assets
- Dealing with All Creditors
- Preparing Accountings
- Funding Trusts
- Distributing Assets
- Estate Litigation
While there are clear laws that detail the process for estate administration, it is not uncommon for issues to arise. Whether you are interested in challenging the legitimacy of a debt, the validity of a will, or some other aspect of the probate process, it may be necessary to hire an attorney with experience in New York and Connecticut estate litigation to explore these issues and eventually settle these disputes. Common estate litigation issues that our attorneys handle include:
- Will Contests
- Creditor Claims
- Business Succession
- Trust Operations
- Asset Distribution
- Comprehensive Guidance
At Maya Murphy, we have attorneys with extensive experience handling probate proceedings in both New York and Connecticut. We offer our clients sound advice and guidance, representing fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and interested parties. Whether you need an attorney to serve as a consultant on a single issue or thorough guidance through each step of the estate administration process, we can help.
Contact us today to set up a consultation and discuss your specific situation. Maya Murphy has offices in both New York and Connecticut, allowing us to serve clients in both states including Westport, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Fairfield County. When you choose to work with us, you can be confident that you will receive the personal attention you deserve and the quality of legal representation that you need.