Probate

Long Island Probate Attorney

Helping Families Secure Their Legacies Since 2014

At Treglia Law, we offer probate law solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Since 2014, our firm has focused on providing comprehensive probate services to manage and distribute estates efficiently and effectively. Our founder, Elisa Treglia, Esq., brings decades of experience and a deep commitment to client care, ensuring each probate case receives meticulous attention and sound direction. Unlike other firms where clients might be handed off to paralegals, at Treglia Law, you will work directly with our seasoned attorney throughout the entire probate process. 

We understand the complexities and emotional challenges involved in probate matters, which is why we aim to reduce stress, minimize conflict, and deliver results through compassionate and personalized representation. With a successful track record and thousands of satisfied clients, Treglia Law stands as a trusted partner for those seeking reliable and effective probate assistance in Long Island. 

 

What is Probate?

Probate is a legal process that occurs after someone dies, involving the validation of their will and the administration of their estate. In Long Island, NY, probate entails the court's supervision in ensuring that the deceased person's assets are distributed according to their will. This process includes verifying the legality of the will, identifying and inventorying the deceased's property, appraising the property's value, paying any debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining property as the will directs.

There are several reasons why avoiding probate is beneficial. Firstly, probate can be a lengthy and costly process, often taking months or even years to complete. It also becomes a matter of public record, potentially compromising the privacy of your estate and beneficiaries. Additionally, probate proceedings can be complex, leading to disputes among heirs. By planning ahead and utilizing tools to avoid probate, you can ensure a more seamless and private transfer of your assets.

How Can an Attorney Help You Avoid the Probate Process?

Avoiding probate can save time, reduce expenses, and minimize stress for your loved ones. An experienced attorney can help you structure your estate to bypass probate through various means, such as setting up trusts, designating beneficiaries on accounts, and jointly titling property. These strategic moves ensure your assets are transferred directly to your heirs without the need for court intervention, providing a smoother and quicker transition during a difficult time.

Clients choose Treglia Law because of our commitment to personalized service and legal expertise in estate planning and probate matters. We understand that dealing with estate issues can be overwhelming, especially during times of grief. Our firm offers compassionate guidance and skilled legal support to help you navigate the complexities of estate planning and probate. With a focus on protecting your assets and honoring your wishes, Treglia Law strives to provide peace of mind for you and your family.

Contact us today by calling (516) 363-0470 or reaching out online to schedule your consultation. Let Treglia Law provide you with the expert probate legal support you need.

Five-Star Client Testimonials

In Their Own Words

At Treglia Law, we prioritize your experience and care about every case. Read some of our recent client reviews below.

    "Stress-Free Experience"
    I was thoroughly taken care of and I could not be happier with my stress-free experience and the outcome.
    - Mikayla C.
    "Excellent Attorney"

    Elisa Treglia successfully resolved my case and it was very smooth. Excellent Attorney!!

    - Kevin K.
    "In Good Hands"
    Very professional, determined, knowledgeable, and helpful. Elisa and her firm always come through when you need them!
    - Joey T.
    "Extremely Competent Lawyer"
    Elisa is friendly, a good listener and responds promptly to all questions. She is a hard worker and will work just as hard for her client.
    - Isabella B.
    "Knowledgable & Personable"
    Elisa was both knowledgeable & personable... she always listened intently and knew the next right move to make!
    - J. R.
    "Easy and Efficient"
    Communication was easy and efficient, and they were able to take care of a couple of tickets for me. Would recommend!
    - Joe M.
    "The Attorney You're Looking For"
    She was a great active listener, meticulous, pro-active and fully engaged. Elisa is the attorney you're looking for.
    - Ross G.
    "Couldn't Be Happier"
    I was very impressed with the service that Elisa provided me. She answered all my questions and made the process very easy.
    - James D.

What is the Difference Between Probate & Administration of an Estate?

The terms "probate" and "administration" refer to different processes based on whether the deceased left a will. Probate applies when there is a valid will, and the executor named in the will seeks court approval to distribute the estate according to the will's terms. Administration, on the other hand, is necessary when a person dies intestate (without a will). In this case, an administrator is appointed by the court to distribute the estate according to New York state laws. Understanding these differences is crucial for managing an estate effectively, and seeking legal advice can ensure proper handling of either process.

Contact us by calling (516) 363-0470 or reaching out online today.

 

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