As in other areas of the Law, the Courts dealing with Wills, Trusts and Estates are specialized Courts, ones who only deal in this particular area of the law. There is a reason for this. The laws surrounding what one is entitled to when there is a Will, or, where there is no Will left are extremely specific and can be complicated.
When preparing your will, be certain that you are meeting all of the requirements necessary so that your wishes will be followed and followed in the manner that you intended.
If you have been named as an executor in a will, or a successor executor, please know that there are lawyers who specialize in just this area of the law and can assist you in ensuring that the wishes of your loved one are met while also ensuring that your legal rights are protected.
Do not do this alone.
Because Anne V. Alper, Attorney at Law has been working as Legal Counsel for 25 years, she has a working knowledge of what is necessary and needed in any fine Wills, Trusts and Estate Counsel.
Your case is not limited to whether the Will has been deposited with the Court and when the Death Certificate is filed. Your Petition, that must be filed with the Court, must show that if there is a Will, that the signatures on the Will are legally valid.
There are the creditors to an estate and legal notices that must be published. There may be some exemptions that you may not be aware of that enforce the legal notion that some unsecured creditors may not have the rights that they say they do. Certain expenses must be documented, paid with accountings and assets distributed.
Does this sound complicated? It does not have to be…
Contact the Law Offices of Anne V. Alper and she will advise you as to where to go and what should happen next. Ms. Alper has trusted colleagues who specialize in this area, people who only attend Probate Court and no other.
Anne V. Alper, Attorney…Experience, Guidance and Results.