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Working through a kinship proceeding

The probate process can be challenging for many different reasons. However, kinship proceedings can be particularly difficult to deal with. Our firm knows that these hearings can be emotionally taxing and have a significant financial impact on those involved. As a result, it is crucial for you to pinpoint the smartest direction forward if you are preparing for a kinship hearing.

If one of your loved ones has recently passed and they had no will as well as no children, marital partner, or parents, you could be able to gain access to inheritance if you were their cousin, aunt, or uncle. In order to do so, however, you will need to prove your kinship. Kinship hearings are emotionally draining, in some cases, and may present a number of hurdles. Not only will you have to show that the person who passed away did not leave behind children or have any parents or a marital partner, but you will have to show your relation to them as well. In fact, you could be required to present various documents and even conduct genealogical research.

Even though kinship hearings can be tricky, you may be able to benefit from a simpler experience if you carefully examine the ins and outs of the process and have a solid understanding of what to expect. If you believe you may be eligible to receive inheritance, you should immediately look into your options. If you visit our kinship page, you can peruse more details regarding kinship proceedings.

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Joseph A. Ledwidge, P.C.
17026 Cedarcroft Road
Jamaica, New York 11432

Phone: 347-395-4799
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