Our lawyers understand that death is always difficult, and that it can often be made substantially more complicated by the challenges of the probate process. When a person passes away with a will, the law requires that their will be entered into Probate. Probate can be extremely expensive, time-consuming, and confusing. Similarly, when someone passes away in New York, without a will, the state determines how their assets will be distributed through filings made with the Surrogate court in the county in which the decedent (the person that passed away) was living when they died. Because this process can be such an emotionally charged time for you, and because any mistakes can prolong the process or result in potential liability, you need to enlist a knowledgeable team of attorneys who can help you understand your options and keep your probate and surrogate court journey as smooth as possible. The experienced New York probate lawyers at the Bost Legal Group LLC are experienced in simple probate and surrogate court matters to complex matters which may require litigation. We have over 30 years of combined experience guiding individuals and families in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Rochester, and upstate NY areas through probate. We also have a background in estate planning, real estate, bankruptcy, and family law, which can be highly beneficial to you depending on the specifics of your loved one’s estate. Our compassionate attorneys will take the time to listen to your story, explain your legal options and next steps, handle all of the paperwork for you, communicate with the estate’s creditors, and do everything in our power to make this hard time easier on you so that you can move forward. If you do find yourself engaged in a legal battle, we will fight relentlessly for your best interests! We never lose sight of you as a person going through grief. You can trust us to achieve the best results possible. Call today to schedule a free strategy session and learn more about what we can do to help you.