probate & trust administration

After the death of a loved one, it is important to resolve disputes surrounding an estate in as professional a manner as possible.

At Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP, our attorneys represent clients in a manner that helps ensure that the deceased’s assets are distributed correctly and in a timely manner. Our firm is one of the premier law firms in the Hudson Valley; our attorneys are capable of handling even the most complex probate and trust administration issues.

A legal process through which a person’s assets, which are owned individually, are transferred after death.

The process where non-probate assets are distributed pursuant to the terms of the trust instrument.


After the death of a family member and during probate and trust administration, disputes can arise among the heirs. The sooner these disputes are resolved, the better. Any dispute can delay the distribution of assets greatly and lead to drawn-out legal battles.

Probate and trust administration does not have to be a confusing and overwhelming process. With the right legal counsel and the appropriate information, this process can be relatively simple, handled almost exclusively by a seasoned attorney.

To speak to one of the premier probate and trust administration lawyers in the Hudson Valley about your legal concerns, 
contact Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP today.

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