Protecting Beneficiary Rights

Protecting Beneficiary

A family member of yours has died. You are now wondering whether you are going to inherit from this individual. What do you do to protect your rights? The laws in the State of New York protect the rights of beneficiaries. If the beneficiary’s rights are violated he or she can take the appropriate legal action to see to it they receive the inheritance they are entitled to. The estate administration process can be a complicated long, drawn out court proceeding.

Problems Among Family Members

Estate matters can result in difficult personal issues among family members. If you are denied assets which were promised to you by a loved one before he or she died, legal action may be necessary to protect your interests. It is extremely important if you have not received the inheritance that was anticipated that you contact an estates attorney as soon as possible. There are a variety of time limitations built into the laws in the State of New York to take the appropriate legal action to protect beneficiary rights. If those time limitations have expired you may not be able to pursue the inheritance that pyou are entitled to.

The Probate Process

Attorney Elliot Schlissel

The purpose of the probate process is for the court to test the legitimacy of a will. The probate process involves the determination regarding who are the appropriate beneficiaries to inherit the estate. An individual who received notice of the probate proceeding who believes his or her rights have been violated must take legal action during the course of the probate process if they wish to have a judge deal with their contentions. There are many issues which can be brought to the court’s attention during the probate process including issues involving whether the executor is an honest appropriate person to be appointed to handle the administration of the estate.

Contact Us

Should you have questions on an estate matter feel free to contact our law office for a free consultation. We can be reached at our Nassau, Queens and Suffolk offices at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802 or 631-319-8262. We can also be e-mailed at Elliot@sdnylaw.com.

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