Out of State Clients

Help with NY Probate and
NY Estate Administration matters




Beneficiaries and Heirs


  • No money upfront
  • No monthly bills
  • Legal fees paid from the estate or your inheritance
  • If your loved one passed away and you have no liquid funds, we can help you


Lost a Loved One and Don’t Know What to Do?

If your loved one passed away in New York State or had assets in New York and you live in another state, then the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston can help. The probate or administration process must take place in the state in which the decedent lived or where the assets are located. It cannot be done in the residence state of the executor or trustee. Our Long Island probate law firm can handle the process for you including: safeguarding the assets; obtaining court approval; distribution and; closing the estate.

Guidance Every Step of the Way

If you do not understand probate and estate law, or how to handle your loved one’s estate and assets properly, you may be prohibited from serving as the estate’s executor. Attorney Bonnie Lawston can help you fulfill each task in the probate or estate administration process from initiating probate to closing the estate and filing tax forms.

Our staff and attorneys guide you every step of the way. We provide assistance and advice on how to avoid pitfalls of probate that cost money and time. Your estate is given attention immediately and is under the constant care of an attorney who works with you directly. We assist you in each matter and you do not have to be in New York State to serve as an executor administrator or trustee.

You Do Not Need to Be in New York to Serve as an Executor, Administrator, Beneficiary, Heir or Trustee

The Internet, faxes and overnight mail service enable us to work with you closely and keep you regulary updated without your having to come to New York. Our probate law firm can secure the assets, marshall the assets, process the debts, and prepare the documentation to transfer and sell the assets, so that you do not have to travel to New York and spend time away from your family and job. We have years of experience working with out-of-state executors throughout the United States. Regardless of the size of the estate, we make the process of cross-state probate easy for you.

What Our Clients Say

“I have known Bonnie Lawston for many years and have called upon her legal expertise on numerous occasions. Ms. Lawston is always well prepared, extremely knowledgeable, tenacious, thorough and sensitive to our needs. I get personal attention every step of the way, which is comforting and reassuring in these hectic and sometimes stressful times. Ms. Lawston has handled many transactions for me, both professionally and personally. Bonnie Lawston has been an especially valuable resource on matters dealing with estate and trust administration, related estate matters of all kinds, as well as proactive estate planning, real estate, and business transactions of various kinds while putting the client’s interest first.”

John Edward – World Leading Psychic Medium


Can’t Afford a Probate Attorney? No Problem

We understand that every case is different, every estate is different and everyone’s financial situation is different. Our probate law firm offers various types of retainer options including retainers paid by the estate. If you need to probate or administer a New York estate or you need New York representation for ancillary probate, contact us to discuss your cross-state probate matter today.

At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, you can rely on our extensive experience to protect your legal rights and best interests. There is no charge for initial consultations to find out how we can help you. We offer percentage, hourly and deferred payment retainers, where approved. Call our office at (631) 425-7299 or use our online form to arrange an appointment.

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