Trusts & Estates
New York Estate, Probate & Trust Attorney located on Long Island, handling clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Attorneys often encourage people to create trusts as part of the estate planning process. The effective creation of a trust can help to minimize estate taxes and simplify the estate administration process. However, the existence of a trust does not mean that the administration process will be simple. In fact, it can sometimes complicate matters.
At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston in Huntington Station, New York, we provide skilled representation to clients facing challenging matters related to trust and estate administration. Bonnie has more than 20 years of legal experience, allowing our firm to effectively handle even the most difficult administration matters. Contact our offices today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
Effective Advice for Trust and Estate Administrators
At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, we handle trust and estate matters for a variety of clients. We represent local families and individuals, businesses that have interests in estate and trust matters, as well as celebrities and those in the entertainment business. All of our clients receive the utmost privacy and personal service. We represent celebrities from New York to Tennessee. Our cases have ranged from small to multi-million dollar estates. We are especially adept at handling complex cases involving large trusts and estates.
If you have been appointed as a trustee or an estate executor, it is important to understand your responsibilities. Trustees, executors or fiduciary, as it is commonly referred to, are given a great deal of authority and can be held personally accountable if they do not meet their obligations.
We guide trustees through the trust administration process to ensure that they are fulfilling the requirements of the role.
Among other things, a trustee is responsible for collecting and managing the property of a trust. Under New York laws, trustees have broad authority to take the steps necessary to administer the trust, but there are some restrictions. We can help you understand your responsibilities as a trustee.
Frequently, the estate administration process requires an executor to handle both trusts and estate administration matters. Although an individual may create a trust with the intention to avoid probate entirely, this is not always possible, and the estate administrator may have to address property that is not incorporated into the trust, which is a frequent occurrence.
- Do you live outside of New York?
- Are you in charge of the estate of a loved one, who has recently died in New York?
- No problem – we handle those cases every day.
Our law firm can explain the process of probate administration in New York, and guide you through the required legal process. We can assist you in fulfilling your duties, marshaling your loved one’s assets, and administering the trust and estate with the least expense and delay. We remain accessible to out-of-state clients by phone or email. Out-of-state executors click here.