Probate and Estate Litigation Attorneys

We are the Hudson Valley estate litigation attorneys, Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC.  As estate litigation attorneys, we are frequently called upon to assist with difficult estate and inheritance issues for clients after the death of a loved one.  A host of legal issues can and often do arise in the context of a decedent’s estate and you need an experienced New York estate litigation attorney to advocate for you so you can find resolution and reach your goals as promptly as possible.

For almost fourteen years we have devoted the majority of our practice representing families in a whole range of estate related matters.  Our clients have grown to value and expect responsive communication, careful reasoning and creative solutions.

We focus on all areas of estate litigation practice including Will Contests where we will represent either the proponent of the will, who is usually the nominated executor, or we will represent the beneficiary or heir who is objecting to the admission of the will to probate.  If we are challenging the will, we may conduct “1404” depositions of the witnesses and the will draftsperson to determine whether there are grounds to defeat the will in court.  We will employ the best strategies available based on years of experience whether defending or seeking to defeat the will or living trust.

We also regularly represent the executor or trustee in the context of proceedings for Fiduciary Accountings where beneficiaries are seeking verification that the estate or trust, as the case may be, was properly administered.  The beneficiaries may be seeking relief against a fiduciary who breaches his or her fiduciary duty including surcharges or the beneficiary may seek to compel a distribution among other items of relief.  We will also represent the fiduciary who is being called to account which includes assisting with the preparation of the account and defending the accounting in Surrogate’s court.  Other areas of probate and estate litigation that we practice in are as follows:

Contact an estate litigation attorney at the Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC by calling (845) 255-4400 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your probate or estate litigation concern.