Hudson Valley Estate Planning Law Firm Video FAQs
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The whole process of probate can be long and complicated, but it really doesn’t have to be. Our goal is to have things run really smoothly so that all the paperwork that you need to get the process going including perhaps a waiver from a family member to say “yeah this is good, I think it’s fine, submit that to the court.” You get that all tidy up in a good package and the process will run very smoothly.
The surrogate’s courts in Ulster and Orange and Duchess our surrounding area, they’re very good judges, very good staff and if you put the right paperwork in front of them, they process things very efficiently so you could be appointed as executor or administrator of an estate within a month or two, in normal circumstances and start carrying out the wishes of the decedent.