Surrogate Court Practice Lawyer
The Surrogate’s Courts in New York handle all cases involving the affairs of decedents (those who have passed away), including the probate of wills and administration of estates. The surrogate court practice lawyer at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP have over 140 years of experience appearing before the surrogate’s courts in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess counties. We handle surrogate court matters in the Mid-Hudson Valley with skill and efficiency, helping to see that the wishes of the decedents are realized while protecting the rights and interests of our clients.
Surrogate’s Court is where the executor files the will to open probate. The Surrogate Court judge admits the will to probate, officially appoints the executor, and issues Letters Testamentary giving the executor power to execute his or her official duties. The final accounting of the probate is filed here, and it is in Surrogate’s Court where will contests are heard. If there is no will to probate, the Surrogate’s Court will administer the estate according to the New York laws of intestate succession.
The estate administration attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP have been appearing in Hudson Valley surrogate courts for more than 140 years. Our lawyers know the judges and staff in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess counties to be smart, efficient people to work with. We know how to get matters accomplished in Surrogate’s Court efficiently and effectively. With records of estate proceedings pre-dating the U.S. Constitution, retaining a law firm with its own storied presence in the Hudson Valley can prove especially valuable in what can otherwise be a complex, time-consuming and frustrating experience. Our Kingston office is literally a one minute walk to the Ulster County Surrogate Court, and it’s a path we know well.
Experienced Legal Representation in Hudson Valley Surrogate’s Courts
For advice and representation in matters before the Surrogate Courts in the Mid-Hudson Valley, including probate, will contests and estate administration, contact the New York wills and estates attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, in Kingston at 845-331-4100, or in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.