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Probate & Estate Administration

Guidance Through The Probate Process

After the loss of a loved one, there will be a lot of questions about the estate. Who will be in charge of administering the estate? What does that person need to do to get the power to administer the estate? Was the deceased’s will validly executed? What if the deceased did not have a will at all? Even if your loved one’s estate was in order, the probate process can be complex. You can benefit from having an experienced lawyer guide you through it.

At Daniels, Porco & Lusardi, LLP, in New York’s Hudson Valley, we assist executors, administrators and beneficiaries with all issues related to probate and estate administration, including trust administration. Our attorneys have decades of experience in these matters, so you can rest assured that we know how to navigate the probate process, to protect your interests and the final wishes of your loved one and to provide post-death planning services designed to minimize estate taxes and maximize the amount available for distribution to beneficiaries.

Resolving Estate Disputes

In the emotional aftermath of a loved one’s death, disputes over the distribution of the estate can occur. These disputes are often not just about money. They also arise from concerns about preserving assets that hold emotional value and making certain that the hard work your loved one did to accumulate his or her estate does not go to waste.

We are skilled at analyzing wills and estate documentation. Frequently, will contests and estate disputes are the result of unclear wording in the documentation. We know how to address these matters. We also know how to deal with cases involving allegations that the deceased was under undue influence or not of sound mind when the estate plan was created.

Our trial lawyers are prepared to take matters to court to get results. We also value family, however, and strive to find amicable resolutions that can preserve familial relationships that might be jeopardized in a courtroom battle.

Contact Us About Estate Administration

Whether you are just beginning or you have already attempted to move forward in the probate process, we are here for you. Call our Pawling office at 845-350-2837 or our Carmel office at 845-228-8041. You can also contact us by email.


1 Memorial Avenue
Pawling, New York 12564
Phone: 845-855-5900
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102 Gleneida Avenue
Barrister Hall
Carmel, New York 10512
Phone: 845-225-8404
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Washington, D.C. Office

1140 3rd Street, NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Phone: 202-830-9532
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