In New York State, a will or trust only achieves the deceased’s desired result if it sets forth the plan of the deceased clearly and is designed to avoid potential litigation. When the meaning or intent of the deceased’s will or trust is unclear or contradictory, attorneys for the estate may submit the will to the Surrogate’s Court for its interpretation or construction. By working with the probate attorneys at Sweeney, Reich & Bolz LLP to draft your will or trust, individuals can avoid potential pitfalls.
At the law offices of Sweeney, Reich & Bolz LLP, we advise and represent executors, fiduciaries, beneficiaries and other interested parties in will construction matters. With decades of experience handling probate and estate litigation matters, our attorneys are prepared to take on cases that other law firms would reject. Our lawyers have a reputation for aggressive pursuit of the best possible outcome for our clients when seeking to resolve issues arising from will and trust construction.
In our more than two decades handling probate matters for clients in the New York and Long Island area, our attorneys have seen problems that arise when individuals do not have well-drafted wills or trusts. Some of these include the following: