New York Probate Lawyer


Probate is the legal process of administrating a will after an individual dies. Finalizing an estate can be a costly and time-consuming process. It is important for any individual or family to work with an experienced lawyer to ensure that the correct paperwork is filed, that deadlines are met, and that the process is completed according to New York law.

I am attorney Anne-Louise DePalo, and the DePalo law firm assists clients on Staten Island with the estate administration/probate process. In this paper-driven and document-heavy area of law, I take a step-by-step approach in order to carefully and effectively handle my clients’ personal affairs and bring the estate to a conclusion for a family.

If you are looking for an experienced, effective, and efficient Staten Island estate administration attorney to help with the probate process, contact me.

What Does Probate Involve?

The process of probate involves many separate tasks:

  • Inventorying of assets
  • Identifying bank accounts and stocks
  • Paying debts
  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries
  • Paying taxes
  • Assisting in creating estate accounts and EIN numbers

Organization is key in the estate administration process. My “follow-up and follow-through” approach helps to ensure clients are getting detailed and focused representation. My staff offers additional support in creating and filing necessary legal documents in a timely manner.

Will Contests and Probate Litigation

The Depalo Law Firm also assists clients when disputes arise in the probate process. If the legality of a will is in question, we work with clients to determine what objections may be valid and what legal action may be appropriate and necessary.

To discuss your estate administration needs with a lawyer: Contact us or call 718-351-3748. My law office is located on 94 Hancock Street in Dongan Hills, Staten Island, New York.

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