Providing The Estate Administration Help Clients Need

Because estate administration can be such a complex process, it is critical to retain the services of an experienced law firm. Cobert, Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law has been in business for more than 25 years, and both of our lead attorneys have been practicing for more than 40 years. From our Long Island offices, we provide comprehensive estate administration services to clients in New York and throughout the country.

Estate administration involves not just the probate process but also nonprobate transfers of the deceased person's assets. It can also include:

  • Locating heirs and beneficiaries
  • Taking inventory of the estate's assets
  • Paying creditors and taxes

Estate Litigation

Unfortunately, estate administration can sometimes become contentious. When disputes occur, our dedicated team can assist you in resolving a number of issues, including:

  • Inheritance
  • Undue influence
  • Issues of incapacity
  • Mismanagement of the estate

Though litigation is certainly the least desirable option, it is sometimes necessary. Our trial-tested lawyers will aggressively defend your rights and work diligently to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

It is important to be aware that there are time limits for contesting a will or trust — so it is in your best interest to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible.

Kinship (Cousin Cases)

In some situations, the deceased does not leave a will and the closest surviving relatives are cousins, aunts or uncles. In these kinship cases (commonly referred to as "cousin cases"), a public administrator handles the estate. Consequently, surviving relatives cannot receive their inheritance unless they are able to prove kinship — and also prove that the deceased has no closer relatives.

Our adept team will assist you in obtaining the necessary documents, and we will enlist the aid of genealogists and private investigators when necessary.

Call Today To Arrange A Consultation

To discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys, please call 800-724-5209 or contact us online.