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November 2016 Archives

What is considered a small estate?

Whether you are creating a will to make sure your assets are protected after you pass away or you have been named the executor of an estate, you may be dealing with a number of issues related to estate administration. Since every situation is unique, it is vital to review the individual details concerning the estate and understand how the laws in New York may affect you and your family.

Addressing family disputes over a will

If you recently lost a parent, spouse, sibling or other member of the family, you may have a great deal of emotional pain and be facing other challenges, such as financial problems resulting from a lost source of income. Unfortunately, when someone leaves behind a will, disputes can arise within the family and these tragedies do not always cause families to become closer. At the law offices of Joseph A. Ledwidge, we know how difficult these circumstances can be for families in Jamaica, New York.

Children and inheritance in New York

When it comes to estate planning, you may have a number of issues in front of you, such as creating a will and determining how your assets will be distributed after you pass away. If you have children, there may be additional considerations you should take into account. For example, you may need to figure out how to divide property among your children or you may need to take steps to ensure that they can actually inherit your assets after your death. At Joseph A. Ledwidge, P.C., we understand how complicated estate planning can be for people in Jamaica, New York, and across the nation.

Proving the validity of a will

From emotional pain to anxiety over heading to court, you may be struggling with a variety of challenges if one of your loved ones recently passed away. At Joseph A. Ledwidge, P.C., we know how difficult life can be for people who are trying to move forward after losing a family member in Jamaica, and cities across the state of New York. Although this may be a tough time for you, it is important to carefully examine your circumstances and handle any legal issues appropriately.

Where there's a will, there're family squabbles

Many individuals believe that simply the act of writing a will and getting it notarized will allow peace to reign amongst family members after the testator has passed on. Yet in many cases, this couldn't be farther from the truth, as it only sets the acrimonious process of probate in motion.