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Can you successfully contest a will?

If you are an heir listed on someone else's will, you may have previously been told a little bit about what to expect. If not, there is a chance that your loved one made important decisions without adequate council or were confused perhaps, about what exactly he or she was doing. Fortunately, in these types of cases in New York, you have the option to contest a will if you have evidence to prove that it was created without proficient means. 

Avoid these costly mistakes when planning your estate

When you are faced with the task of writing your will and planning your estate, you may be wondering where the best place is to begin. This often time consuming process must be carefully navigated to avoid making costly errors that while seemingly smart in the moment, can have lasting consequences. At Goldberg Sager & Associates, we understand the risks that people face when writing a will and have helped many folks in New York to organize a dependable estate plan. 

Executing a will effectively and efficiently

When people are going through the process of planning their estate and establishing a will, one of the most important things they will need to do is find someone they trust who will be responsible for executing their will in New York. When they have selected someone, who is willing to carry out their wishes, it is critical that they discuss the responsibilities of this agreement with the person they have chosen. 

Discussing your inheritance void, of unnecessary contention

While you may not wish to think about your death, your efforts to begin planning your estate before it is too late can save your family a lot of unnecessary strife and confusion after your death. One of the best things you can do is to involve your family in discussions about who will acquire your inheritance. At Goldberg Sager & Associates, we are familiar with the complications that many people in New York face when planning their estate. 

What can cause delays with settling an estate?

Some people in New York are under the impression that having estate plans can help them to speed up the probate process. While it is possible for some estates to be probated without the court’s intervention, it is necessary for probate court to review and approve of certain types of plans and preside over all disputes. Also, people who do not have plans in effect at the time of their deaths must have their assets pass through probate court. 

Things to consider about estate planning

One mistake that many people in the Brooklyn area make is assuming they will live forever. As comforting as this thought may seem, it could lead to them experiencing financial challenges as they near the end of their lives. Thinking of death is not pleasant, especially when it is one's own. But the more time a person takes to consider the different ways their lives may change as they age, the better they can plan their lives and finances to prevent hardship and conflict. 

My deceased parent left behind 2 wills, what now?

In the midst of all the confusion and grief your family is going through in New York because your parent has passed away, passed away, you learn they left behind two wills. While this may not seem like a big deal for everyone to get upset about, it can cause a great deal of conflict and tension between you and your family members. 

What 2 issues can lead to probate litigation?

When planning your estate in Brooklyn, one thing you should keep sight of is potential problems your loved ones may encounter in probate. Even though you have specific ideas about how you want your estate and assets to be distributed, your family members may not agree with them.

Choosing the right estate executor

Many people in the Brooklyn area do not realize that there is much more to making estate plans than making wills. Executors are necessary to settle their estates. There are many duties involved in managing estates. They may feel inclined to choose one based on their relationship to them. However, family and familiarity are not always the best reasons to use. 

A guide to disinheriting heirs

Whatever the reason, it is possible for a person to disinherit an heir in New York. It is usually done as part of a will or estate planning process. However, not every heir can be disinherited and even if it is done legally, some heirs will not be satisfied and may fight the estate after the person's death. It can be a sticky situation, which is why it must be done properly to avoid issues in the future.

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