Probate & Estate Administration Lawyer

Serving Queens, Suffolk & Nassau Counties

Q: What is the purpose of the probate procedure?

A: The probate procedure is the court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid. Creditors of the estate can file claims against the estate and receive payment of those claims. After the administration fees and creditor claims are paid, the assets of the estate are distributed.

Q: Who pays for my attorney fees when I am an Executor?

A: The estate does. 

Q:  Do I get paid for being an executor?

A: Yes, you receive a statutory amount called a commission which is payment for your time and services. Plus, you receive reimbursement for any expenses you have incurred. Even if you are a beneficiary, you receive your inheritance plus additional money as allowed by statute and the will.

Q: Am I liable for the debts of the estate or decedent?  Read More

AttorneyBonnie Lawston

Founder: The Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, P.C.
Location: Huntington, New York
Second location: Eastern Long Island
Phone: (631) 425-7299