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New York

Probate & Estate Administration Lawyer

Suffolk County & Nassau County, Long Island

  • Have you been appointed the executor of a NY estate?
  • Are you the beneficiary of a will, trust or estate?
  • Has a loved one passed away without a valid will?
  • How can you afford to pay for an attorney?

No monthly legal bill to pay

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OVER 30 YEARS FOCUSING ON PROBATE & ESTATE MATTERS

Dealing exclusively with probate and estate administration cases

Why Hire Us?

  • No monthly legal bills
  • No retainers when you hire our firm
  • Experienced, skilled legal team
  • Continuous updates on your case
  • You will know what to expect and understand the process
  • Hands-on, compassionate legal help
  • Your needs are our priority
  • We do all the work taking the stress away
  • Our office also helps clients who reside out of state
  • New York and Florida estate matters all handled here

Helping Families Deal with Probate and Estate Administration

The loss of your loved one is always difficult and painful, especially with the additional burden of dealing with their assets and administering the estate. Our firm focuses exclusively on protecting and helping families with their probate and estate administration cases.

  • Have you lost a loved one who resided in New York or owned real estate in NY at the time of their death?
  • Do you want to maximize and protect your inheritance?
  • Would you prefer a telephone and/or video conference?
  • Are you worried about how you can pay for an attorney ?

If your loved one has passed away, we will deal with their legal affairs and estate matters so you can spend time tending to your family.

 

Don’t Worry—No Money Due Upfront—No Monthly Legal Bills

Our caring and experienced New York estates and probate attorney will provide excellent professional legal guidance and services. Attorney Bonnie Lawston brings extensive experience to every client she works with and will work diligently with you throughout each step of the probate process. She is dedicated, discrete and always there for you. She will keep you informed of your case progress and fully explain what to expect so that you feel comfortable and less stressed. As your attorney, she is committed to protecting your interests as though they were her own. You will always be able to reach her office after hours or on a holiday in an emergency. She will develop a unique plan so you are not burdened with retainer fees or monthly legal bills, as most cases qualify. Attorney Lawston takes pride in treating her clients with compassion while zealously protecting their interests.

Call us today for a free consultation at (631) 425-7299.

How can I afford to pay for an attorney?

Don’t Worry—No Money Due Upfront

We offer deferred retainers

Our deferred retainers make it possible for you to retain an attorney right away, which can make a huge difference in the outcome of probate and your inheritance.

You need to take care of your loved one’s affairs while ensuring that those left behind are not financially pressured or left in debt. We can help you. We are a full-service firm and you do not sacrifice quality just because you chose a different type of retainer.
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Have you lost a loved one?

Our firm wants to make this difficult time as easy as possible by helping you tend to legal affairs, manage assets and close the estate administration. If your loved one died with a will or without a will, we can prepare all the court documents, close on the real estate matters and clear up all other issues that the estate may need to resolve. Our office focuses on assisting executors, administrators, trustees and beneficiaries of New York estates and ancillary NY estate matters.

How can we help you?

We can avoid the pitfalls that so many estates fall into and take the necessary steps to maximize the inheritance. Our years of legal experience enable us to utilize tax laws and implement their proper application.

By hiring our experienced firm, you can save money and time. We can protect you if you are a beneficiary and maximize your inheritance. We do so by analyzing the executor’s actions, reporting and accounting that you may not be aware of as well as searching for fraud and other improper conduct by those in control of the estate.

 

An Overview of Our Practice

We concentrate our efforts on issues involving:

  • Estate administration—We will work with you to ensure the orderly distribution of an estate, either through the probate process or through an intestacy proceeding. If you are an executor or administrator, we will ensure that you are properly appointed, that all notices are given, that any necessary property valuations are done, and that the property in an estate is distributed in accordance with the terms of a will or the laws of intestacy (when there is no valid will).
  • Trust administration—We work closely with trust administrators, helping ensure compliance with the provisions set forth in a trust. We are known for our ability to effectively handle large trust administration.
  • Probate administration— Probate Attorney Bonnie Lawston can help you address issues involved with the probate administration process, which is a process that determines the validity of a will. If you are an executor or administrator, a probate attorney can also assist with legal concerns regarding the payment of creditors, asset distribution and closing the estate.
  • Inheritance Rights — When a loved one dies, if you are the spouse or children, you have the right to an inheritance. In some instances, other relatives also have the right to inherit, such as parents or siblings, if there are no surviving children or spouse.

Although it is not a focus of our practice, we have experience handling litigation related to estate matters.

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An Overview of Our Practice

We concentrate our efforts on issues involving:

  • Estate administration—We will work with you to ensure the orderly distribution of an estate, either through the probate process or through an intestacy proceeding. If you are an executor or administrator, we will ensure that you are properly appointed, that all notices are given, that any necessary property valuations are done, and that the property in an estate is distributed in accordance with the terms of a will or the laws of intestacy (when there is no valid will).
  • Trust administration—We work closely with trust administrators, helping ensure compliance with the provisions set forth in a trust. We are known for our ability to effectively handle large trust administration.
  • Probate administration— Probate Attorney Bonnie Lawston can help you address issues involved with the probate administration process, which is a process that determines the validity of a will. If you are an executor or administrator, a probate attorney can also assist with legal concerns regarding the payment of creditors, asset distribution and closing the estate.
  • Inheritance Rights — When a loved one dies, if you are the spouse or children, you have the right to an inheritance. In some instances, other relatives also have the right to inherit, such as parents or siblings, if there are no surviving children or spouse.

Although it is not a focus of our practice, we have experience handling litigation related to estate matters.

Do You Have Questions or Concerns About Probate or an Estate?

We can answer your questions and address your concerns:

  • Do you need to protect your inheritance but can’t afford an attorney?
  • Do you not have the extra money to pay an attorney’s bill each month, but you need excellent legal counsel now?
  • Are you named in the will as the executor but don’t have the funds to hire an estate lawyer?
  • Do you want to serve as the administrator for your mom’s estate but don’t know what to do?

Call now for a free consultation with an experienced NY probate attorney

We will help you, guide you and get the matter done.

Our team will evaluate your estate case and develop a plan for experienced, aggressive and high quality legal protection. Call for a free no obligation consultation. Stress-free, efficient, effective and expeditious.

Our goal is to make this process less stressful and so manageable that you can focus on what really matters. Our firm will:

  • Take care of you and all of your estate needs for your loved one’s estate, saving you time and money.
  • Provide you with the legal protection and services needed to quickly, efficiently administer the estate.
  • Maximize the estate and your inheritance with no money out of your pocket for legal fees, in most matters.
  • Guide you through the litigation and administration process with the utmost profession and integrity.

We offer full services for estate and probate administration. Our services include gathering all assets, dealing with all liabilities and distributing the inheritance so you don’t have to. We provide you with with continuous updates and you can always reach the attorney handling your case.

Our reliability, commitment and compassion has allowed us to serve our clients with the highest quality of legal services and without financial stress or emotional strain under these adverse and very demanding circumstances

Let the law in Lawston work for you. Let us get the job done stress-free, efficiently, effectively and expeditiously. We call this the Three “E’s.” Call us now.

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Contact the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, P.C.

At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, P.C., we provide exceptional legal counsel to our clients who reside out of-state with an interest in a New York or Florida Estate.

We will assist you in taking the proper steps to be appointed as personal representative in the estate proceeding in New York.

We will fight and aggressively protect your inheritance rights if you are an heir or beneficiary of a New York estate now by calling our office to speak with our experienced and compassionate attorney.

We know that during these difficult times, both emotionally trying and financially challenging it can be overwhelming or impossible to get legal help so we have developed unique plans so you can get the help and legal protection now without the financial burden.

No monthly legal bills, no legal retainer fee in most cases.  Call us now and we will help you now.   Compassionate, experienced and dedicated probate and estate attorney.

For a free initial consultation, contact our office online or call attorney Lawston at 631-425-7299.

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