Estate Administration and Probate
Making the job of Executor, Administrator, Trustee and Probate easy for you
Whether you are a fiduciary or beneficiary, we can help you
Exclusive focus on probate, estates & trusts · 20+ years of experience · Various retainer options available
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Frequently Asked Questions – Estate Administration and Probate
What is an Executor?
- What is an executor and what are their duties?
- Does the estate executor have to live in the same state as the decedent?
- What if the executor spends all of the estate’s money?
- Do you need to be related to the decedent to serve as an executor in a New York estate matter?
What is an executor and what role do they play?
An executor may also be called an administrator or trustee, depending on the state or jurisdiction, but essentially has the same duty toward the estate. An executor for an individual’s estate plays an important role.
Responsibilities include locating, securing and preparing assets for sale or transfer, accounting and closure of the estate and distribution of assets to beneficiaries named in the will, trust or estate documents.
Does the executor of an estate have to live in the same state where the decedent lived and/or owned assets?
What if the executor spends all of the estate’s money?
Do you need to be related to the decedent to serve as an executor in a New York estate?
What is the difference between the Executor, Administrator or Fiduciary?
- A Fidiciary is someone who has been appointed by the court to serve in a special capacity.
- An Executor, Administrator, or trustee is a Fidiciary.
- An Executor is the label used when there is a will.
- An Administrator is the label used where there is no will
- The word Fidiciary, Executor, and Administrator depending on the context used can be interchangeable.
Do you live in another state, other then New York and you are the heir or beneficiary to an Estate ?
Contact an Experienced Estates and Trust Attorney
For further information about an estate or probate matter, contact The Law Offices of Bonnie Lawston online or call 24/7 at 631-425-7299 to schedule a free consultation today.
We represent clients nationwide, if you are a fiduciary (executor, administrator, or trustee) an heir or beneficiary of a New York estate. If the decedent died in New York or has assets in New York State, we can help you. If you are chosen to represent the estate or if you are receiving an inheritance from a New York estate, contact our law firm today.
There are Two Types of New York Estates
- The Decedent resided in NY at the time of death and their domicile is New York at the time of death; or
- There are assets located in NY, at the time of death, and an ancillary proceeding is needed. The Decedent may have died elsewhere.
Bonnie Lawston dedicates her practice to making the job of the Executor, Administrator, Trustee and Probate or Administration process easy for you. Whether you are a fiduciary, beneficiary or heir, we can help you, protect your interests and maximize your inheritance. The firm has represented individuals throughout the United States and in New York, throughout long island including but not limited to Huntington, Melville, Syosset, Sag Harbor, Garden City, Mineola, Bayshore, Dix Hills, Oyster Bay, Belle Terre, East Norwich, Muttontown, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Bay, Lloyd Harbor, Pt. Jefferson, Pt. Washington, Glen Head, Glen Cove, Bayville, South Hampton, Hampton Bays, to name a few, in matters dealing with Estate and Probate administration. For more information, contact Law Office of Bonnie Lawston at (631)425-7299 for a free consultation.