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Probate of Wills

Probate is the legal process in which the local Surrogate’s Court Judge examines a deceased person’s Last Will and Testament and assumes
jurisdiction over the individually owned assets of that individual, in circumstances where the assets are not co-owned and where no beneficiary designation controls their disposition. The Court supervises the payment of debts, taxes, funeral and administration expenses and then verifies that assets have been distributed according to the terms of the Will. Probate may be partly or fully avoided if a deceased individual has a properly drafted and funded Trust, or if the individual owns assets jointly, or if they have made proper “beneficiary designations” on their assets.



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(518) 372-2827
8 South Church Street
Schenectady, NY 12305