Experienced New York trusts and estates attorneys help you plan for the future
Dedicated Newburgh lawyers work to protect your legacy
The attorneys at Northrop & Stradar, P.C possess in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues, including:
- Estate planning
- Estate taxes
- Executorship duties
- Living wills
- Living trusts
- Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Proxies
- Probate and will disputes
- Wills drafting and execution
Our experienced attorneys can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.
Our attorneys apply their extensive knowledge about New York probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. We assist executors and administrators in all steps of the process, including:
- Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
- Filing the will with the probate court
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying taxes and other debts
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring professional experts when necessary, such as to locate lost heirs
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests. Our attorneys have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied parties. Skillful mediators, our attorneys can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.
Contact our meticulous estate planning lawyers
Northrop & Stradar, P.C serves clients in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York. Call us at 845-561-8000 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.