Suffolk County Probate Attorney

Probate Attorney in Bohemia, NY

One of the challenges of being named the executor of one’s estate is completing the probate process. Probate is the way that an estate is closed upon the death of the decedent. Of course, this process is often very emotional, so it is essential to have quality legal guidance every step of the way. At The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C., we can guide you through all facets of probate law in New York. We understand how complicated these matters can be and are here to help. Contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today to discuss all probate matters impacting your family.


What is Probate?

When an individual passes away, they usually leave behind a last will and testament. One of the many tasks of the estate’s executor is to complete the probate process in Surrogate’s Court. The probate process aims to determine whether the decedent’s will is valid. Once the court agrees that the will is valid, they will give the executor the authority necessary to close the estate.

Probate Process

As with estate planning, probate is a complicated area of law that can be overwhelming to those unfamiliar with the process. Attorney Kassel has over 25 years of experience helping people navigate probate matters throughout Long Island, and we are here to help you too. Some of the steps that must be taken in order to complete the probate process include the following:

  • The executor must file the original will, probate petition, and a copy of the death certificate with the Surrogate’s Court where the decedent primarily resided.
  • The beneficiaries must be included in the probate petition so they can be served a formal citation, giving the Surrogate’s Court the authority to determine their rights.
  • The Surrogate’s Court will give the executor authority to handle the estate.
  • Once the executor has been recognized by the Surrogate’s Court, they can go forth to distribute assets to beneficiaries, pay any outstanding debts, preserve assets, and more.
  • Any disagreements regarding the role of the executor or the estate can be handled in Surrogate’s Court.

Contact a Suffolk County Probate Attorney

For decades, The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has effectively guided countless heirs and executors through the process of probate. If you are acting as an executor, you have a lot to consider, many duties to satisfy, and a complex road to navigate. In order to relieve undue stress from taking on such a responsibility, contact an attorney that can help ensure your compliance with the court and the fully executed administration of the estate. If you need an experienced probate attorney, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

Why choose our firm?

We have an excellent AVVO rating from our many happy clients

We will tirelessly pursue a favorable resolution to your case

We offer aggressive and effective representation

We treat our clients with the compassion, patience, and respect that they deserve

We have more than 20 years of dedicated legal experience

We have the legal knowledge necessary to help you obtain the outcome you desire

We tailor our practice to the representation of your divorce case

What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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