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Probating A Will Has Never Been Easier

Lost a loved one? We can help you navigate the legal process known as probate or estate administration. Transferring assets from someone who passed away can be a very daunting task. Brian McCaffrey, Attorney at Law, P.C. is here to help you every step of the way from the court room to the collection of assets to the distribution.


If the decedent passed away leaving a will, the will has to be presented for probate in the Queens Surrogate’s Court (For Probate) or a similar court in the the county in which they lived. The will names an executor to administer the estate, and an estate attorney assists the executor in filing a petition to the court and going through the probate process.

Estate Administration

If the decedent did not leave a will, the next of kin can file a petition for estate administration in the Queens Surrogate’s Court. An estate administration lawyer from our office can assist in this daunting task.

Call (718) 480-8280 or Email us today for a free initial consultation.

Will Planning, Trusts & Elder Law

It is vital for every person, especially individuals with families, to know what is going to happen to their assets after their eventual passing. It is just as important to avoid any unnecessary fees and estate taxes. A free consultation with an estate planning attorney to review your current financial, familial, and health situation is the first step towards gaining clarity in understanding who will watch over your minor children, how you will be buried, and how your assets will be distributed after your passing.

At Brian McCaffrey, Attorney at Law, P.C. we work together with you and your advisers (financial, tax, etc) to analyze your current situation. We then develop a custom tailored and comprehensive estate plan which may include a last will and testament, a durable power of attorney, a health care proxy, testamentary trusts, a living trust, an irrevocable trust, and other transfer techniques designed to effectuate your wishes while saving estate taxes. We also look at your health care situation and advise you if an a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust is right for you. We professionally and diligently execute the proper documents and advise you on how to notify executors, trustees, and potential legal guardians.

Call (718) 480-8280 or Email us today for a free initial consultation.