Queens Kinship Lawyer

When a person dies without a will, with no spouse, parents or children to receive the inheritance, aunts, uncles and cousins are eligible to receive the inheritance, but they must prove their kinship to the decedent.

Kinship proceedings can be complex, contentious legal affairs. If you are seeking representation for a kinship hearing or other probate law matter in New York, the law offices of Joseph A. Ledwidge, P.C., is here to guide you through the process. Probate lawyer Joseph Ledwidge has approximately 15 years of experience and a proven record of success obtaining results for clients.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 347-395-4799 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Queens kinship attorney.

Kinship Hearings In New York

In order to prevail in a kinship hearing, you must not only prove your kinship, but also disprove other classes. In other words, you must prove that the deceased had no spouse, children or other relatives in a prior class, who would have claim to the estate before you.

Kinship cases may require extensive investigation, including genealogical research and the careful review of documents in the U.S. and from other countries. You may be required to produce birth certificates and other documents that support your claim. Our firm has the resources to capably represent you in the kinship process and pursue your interest in an estate.

Contact Us • Brooklyn Cousin Cases Attorney

If you are seeking representation for a kinship case, often known as a "cousin case," we can provide you with the guidance you need. Contact us today online or by telephone at 347-395-4799 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Queens kinship attorney. We represent clients in Queens, Brooklyn and throughout the New York City metropolitan area.