Ancillary Proceedings

Property in New York

Many times someone dies in another state such as Florida, and they own real property in New York, that requires a special proceeding called an Ancillary proceeding. Our attorneys will file all the necessary court documents and other forms required to complete this process so that you can collect all the assets of the Estate. Our firm will assist you from the inception to the end of the estate process including distribution.

Has your loved one died in another state but owns real estate in New York?

An ancillary proceeding is where the decedent died in one state but owns real estate and similar types of assets in another state.

Letters of Administration or Testamentary

States requires Letters of Administration or Testamentary through this special proceeding before you can collect such an asset, mainly real estate. Our law firm can maximize your inheritance? and the Estate’s value. If your loved one owns property in New York state but died in another state, we can assist you.

Our expertise and years of experience will work for you to avoid the common pitfalls such as improper distributions or payment of liabilities without compromise that most fiduciaries find themselves facing which can be very costly unless you know how to avoid same and rectify those issues. We represent fiduciaries and heirs of such estates and trusts, from small to very large estates and know how to avoid these problems before they happen. By taking certain actions the Estate can avoid unnecessary fees and expenses that those may otherwise experience.

Many of our clients live outside of New York

If you cannot or do not want to come to New York to sell real estate or appear in Surrogate’s Court, you do not have to. We can represent you as well as prepare all the necessary documents to sell real estate for which you will execute and return to our office via mail and other means.

Let the “LAW” in “LAWSTON “work for you

You never have to leave
the comfort of your home.

Our Estate attorneys are there to assist you throughout the process. We will:

  • Collect the assets, negotiate and satisfy the liabilities
  • Manage the sale of the real property
  • Attend the closing so you do not have to
  • Calculate your fiduciary commissions
  • Forward the closing documents and funds to you
  • Assist you with the filing of all necessary legal forms and tax filings
  • File the accounting and necessary documents with the Court to complete the process and close the estate file in Court

As a fiduciary, executor or administrator, you are entitled to commissions (a fee) for your services.

Such fees are based on the gross value of the Estate. Our attorneys and staff will inform you of your rights, protect same while maximizing your inheritance.

Out of State Probate
Help-Referring Attorneys

We also assist many attorneys from other states in filing the ancillary papers for their clients. There are different types of retainers available including deferred retainers. If you or the Estate do not have the liquid funds or cash to pay for legal fees, do not worry, there are deferred retainers available. 

Let our experience and legal skills work for you to maximize your inheritance.

No cash, no worries

Bonnie Lawston dedicates her practice to making the job of the Executor, Administrator, Trustee and Probate or Administration process easy for you. Whether you are a fiduciary, beneficiary or heir, we can help you, protect your interests and maximize your inheritance. The firm has represented individuals throughout the United States and in New York, throughout long island including but not limited to Huntington, Melville, Syosset, Sag Harbor, Garden City, Mineola, Bayshore, Dix Hills, Oyster Bay, Belle Terre, East Norwich, Muttontown, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Bay, Lloyd Harbor, Pt. Jefferson, Pt. Washington, Glen Head, Glen Cove, Bayville, South Hampton, Hampton Bays, to name a few, in matters dealing with Estate and Probate administration. For more information, contact Law Office of Bonnie Lawston at (631) 425-7299 for a free consultation.

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