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New York Probate Law Firm

Guiding you through the administration of an estate
The probate process typically accompanies a situation involving painful emotional loss. The knowledgeable attorneys at Stapper & Van Doren — established 35 years ago — can ease the stress of probating an estate and guide executors and beneficiaries through the complex procedures.

Assisting executors with the probate process
Most executors have never before or only rarely probated a will. Our experienced lawyers can assist you through each step of probate, including:

Valuing and managing the estate
We assist executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating assets of an estate. We have a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, we call upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Resolving probate disputes
Even for seemingly straightforward estates, disputes between beneficiaries sometimes arise. Our attorneys’ professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interest of our clients to preserve cordial familial relationships, we are adept at mediating disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our clients’ beneficiary rights within the New York probate court system.

Contact a meticulous New York probate lawyer available to executors and administrators of an estate.

  • Probating last wills and testaments
  • Filing the will with the appropriate New York probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate
  • Distributing assets to heirs
  • Handling intestate administration

Contact meticulous Manhattan probate lawyers available to executors and administrators of an estate
Stapper & Van Doren is located in the landmark Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan and represents clients throughout New York City and internationally.

Call Stapper & Van Doren at (212) 698-4570 or contact the law firm online to schedule an appointment.