Probate is the formal legal process through which a will is validated by the Surrogate’s Court upon the death of the Testator (the person who executed the will) as being the Testator’s Last Will and Testament. Upon probate, the Executor named under the will is appointed and certificates are issued by the Surrogate’s Court to verify the probate and the appointment. The Executor then has the authority to administer the estate and to make distributions in accordance with the terms of the will. Some estate may be very simple to administer while others may have complexities which require the guidance and counsel of lawyers, accountants and other professionals.
If we can be of assistance to you in the settlement of an estate or trust or if you have concerns as a beneficiary of an estate or trust, please contact us through the form below to tell us of your needs and concerns or call us at (856) 428-2266.