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.
If you were the cousin, uncle or aunt of someone who recently passed away in your family, you may be able to obtain inheritance, depending on the details of the situation. For example, if the person did not have any children, parents or a marital partner, and they did not leave behind a will, you may be able to gain access to their estate. However, you will have to prove kinship at a proceeding, which can be complicated.
Before a kinship proceeding, it is vital for you to make sure that you are ready to support your case in every necessary way. In fact, you could be asked to present documentation which proves your relationship to the person who passed away, such as your birth certificate. Ultimately, the court will have the final say, so it is imperative to make sure that you do everything in your power to secure a favorable outcome.
On our kinship page, you can take a look at even more information that is related to kinship proceedings and other probate matters.