In New York State, kinship cases involve the estate of a person who died without a will, known as an intestate estate. The understandable concept is that the deceased person’s next of kin receive the assets of the deceased, according to the order prescribed by state law, which lists a spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings and extended family members, in a particular order.
Sometimes there is disagreement about who should get an inheritance or how much. In more difficult cases, the state can end up keeping the deceased person’s assets if kinship is not proven. Particularly when family disputes are involved, kinship cases call for the assistance of an experienced probate attorney.
Careful Research And Representation In Probate Court
At COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. in Forest Hills, our attorneys have successfully handled many contested probate cases that required careful research, mature negotiation and representation in probate court. We can help you by:
- Researching all possible kinship ties that could help resolve the intestate estate
- Representing you in probate court in a will contest or other contested estate matter
- Negotiating with other parties when there is a dispute about percentages of estate proceeds
- Handling the claims of creditors
- Addressing relevant tax issues
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If you are seeking the advice of a Queens kinship lawyer, contact COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. for a free phone consultation. We can answer your questions and explain your options for moving forward.