We Make Probate Simple

If your loved one has recently passed away, you want to focus on what’s most important: your family and your memories. Legal issues may feel like an unwanted distraction. At Makofsky & Associates, P.C., in Garden City, New York, we do our best to make the probate process as simple, easy and efficient as possible.

Our founding attorney, Ellen G. Makofsky, has over 20 years of experience practicing law on Long Island, serving communities in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties, and throughout the New York metropolitan area. We provide personalized, caring and effective service. We welcome you to schedule an appointment at our firm to discuss probate. Call (516) 228-6522 or contact us online for experienced guidance through New York probate procedures.

What is Probate?

In New York, probate marks the beginning of the estate administration process. It involves three main components:

  • The court reviews and approves the will.
  • The court determines if there are any objections to the will.
  • The court authorizes the executor of the estate to carry out the will’s instructions.

For more detailed information about the New York probate process, view our Probate FAQs.

Potential Complications in Probate

At Makofsky & Associates, P.C., we help grieving family members through the probate process. We understand this is a difficult time and we will compassionately guide you through the process. We also know that potentially difficult situations can arise — a family member may object to the validity of the will or question the competency of decedent at the time the will was created. Will contests and other probate disputes not only draw out the probate process, they can cause existing strained relationships within the family to completely fall apart. We can help you diffuse these sensitive situations and obtain a resolution so everyone can move forward and move on.

Your Probate Case is Unique

No two clients are ever the same. At Makofsky & Associates, P.C., we will work with you and learn your story so that our services can be tailored to address your unique circumstances. We take the time to find the most fitting legal strategy for every client.

Schedule an initial consultation with a Certified Elder Law Attorney at our firm by calling (516) 228-6522 or by contacting us online. We look forward to meeting you and discussing how we can meet your probate needs.

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