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January 2017 Archives

Dealing with a kinship proceeding properly

If you recently lost someone who was close to you, you may be experiencing different challenges, such as emotional pain. Unfortunately, you may also be facing stress due to legal issues involving probate, such as a kinship proceeding. If you live in Queens, or anywhere across New York, it is pivotal to handle kinship proceedings appropriately. At the law offices of Joseph A. Ledwidge, we are very familiar with lasting impact that kinship proceedings can have on entire families.

Organizations receive millions from New York estate

From the planning stage to administrating an estate after someone passes away, it is crucial for people to approach the estate process carefully. In Jamaica, and other parts of New York, those who set up a trust or will may have a number of motivations. For example, they may wish to have some of their assets distributed among family members or to a cause they support. For those who are responsible for handling an estate after someone passes away, it is very important to make sure the estate is properly managed.

Preventing estate-related complications

Sometimes, thinking of death is difficult and some people may push off preparing for the loss of their spouse or their own passing. However, planning ahead can be very beneficial for people in Jamaica, New York, and all over the country. By taking steps to prevent estate-related disputes or other challenges related to an estate, people may be able to make life easier for their loved ones after they pass away.

Singer's estate valued at $25 million

When it comes to probate, every estate is unique. As a result, families who are struggling with any legal issues related to probate should take an individualized approach and take steps to prevent unnecessary complications. For example, disputes may arise and should be avoided, if possible, since disagreements can cause even more emotional pain and further complicate the probate process. Unfortunately, some disputes are inevitable in Jamaica, and all across the state of New York.

Mickey Rooney's wife is contesting his estate

Mickey Rooney was a beloved American actor, famous for his roles on television and Broadway, as well as movie roles, including being the voice of Santa Claus. He was also a father and a husband, as well as a man with a gambling problem for much of his later life.

Preparing for a probate hearing

As if losing a loved one does not make life difficult enough, some people become even more upset due to legal issues related to the probate process. At the law offices of Joseph A. Ledwidge, we are well aware of the multitude of hurdles that people and entire families who are in this position often endure in Jamaica, and in other cities across New York. If you are facing these challenges, it is vital to do everything in your power to prepare for a probate hearing (and the entire process) appropriately.