Protecting Beneficiaries’ Rights

Protecting Beneficiaries’ Rights in New York

If you are the beneficiary of a will, trust or an administration proceeding, it is important to see to it you receive the assets you are entitled to. If you feel you have been treated unfairly, or there has been fraud, duress or undue influence with regard to an inheritance, there are legal procedures you can take to see to it you come into the inheritance you are entitled to. For more than 35 years, the aggressive litigation attorneys at the Law Office of Elliot Schlissel have been protecting the rights of beneficiaries. If your rights are violated, legal proceedings must be undertaken to rectify these issues and see to it you receive the inheritance you are rightfully entitled to.

Elder Law Attorneys with More Than 100 Years of Combined Experience

The attorneys at the Law Office of Elliot Schlissel have more than 100 years of combined legal experience litigating matters involving probate issues, estate issues, and wills and trust issues affecting the rights of beneficiaries to their rightful inheritance. Our attorneys are committed to providing our clients with diligent, thoughtful, strategic legal representation for the purposes of helping them secure the assets they are rightfully entitled to.

Fraudulent Transfers

Sometimes when an individual becomes ill or infirm, they are taken advantage of by friends, neighbors, or other family members. This can result in an inheritance scheme where when this individual dies, his or her assets are no longer in his or her name. Legal action can be taken to set aside fraudulent transfers. Assets moved under duress, when an individual is not capable of making informed decisions or under the undue influence of another individual, can be set aside so the rightful beneficiaries of the estate can inherit. In the past our attorneys have been successful in returning assets back to individuals who have been taken advantage of and helping to secure these assets for the appropriate beneficiaries.

Time Is Of The Essence

In the event you uncover a scheme or believe your rights as the beneficiary of an estate have been impacted on or you have been denied the assets and inheritance you were promised by a loved one, legal action is necessary to deal with this situation. The faster you move to rectify this problem, the more likely the assets will still exist to be returned to you. The failure to take prompt legal action can result in the assets being dissipated. Once the assets are dissipated, even if you are successful in the lawsuit to return the assets, they simply won’t exist.

Probate Process

If a decedent writes a will, the will needs to be probated. The probate process is designed to allow beneficiaries whose rights have been compromised to have their say in court before a surrogate judge. The judge gets to make a ruling as to whether the will is valid. There are various means to attack a will. Wills can be set aside for fraud, duress, undue influence, failure to properly follow execution requirements, and a variety of other reasons.

Your first step in protecting your rights is calling our law office. Our phones are monitored 24/7. We can be reached at 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645 and 718-350-2802.