Under New York law, a non-New York resident is allowed to be an Executor, Trustee, or Administrator of a New York trust or estate. If you are not in New York and have been named as Executor, you may feel overwhelmed and may be unsure of what to do.
Fortunately, most of the correspondence and work involved in being an Executor can be done remotely with the help of a New York area law firm. All estates must go through certain stages, including appointing an Executor or Administrator, gathering and safeguarding assets, obtaining required court approval, paying debts and taxes, distributing the estate, and closing the estate. All of these steps must be done regardless of where the Executor is located.
Many Executors don’t have to come to New York to handle the estate if they hire the right law firm. Many firms that handle probate can prepare the necessary documentation to handle the estate, secure the assets, pay the debts, and help the Executor avoid being forced to make multiple trips to New York.
At Friedman & Razenhofer, PC, our knowledgeable attorneys have the necessary experience with probate to make the process easy for those Executors who have busy lives of their own and lack the time to deal with the probate process. Call us at 716-542-5444. We have thirteen offices in New York at which to serve you. Call us to learn more.