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Probate

Professional Probate Services
in the Upper Hudson River Valley

If a loved one designated you to be the personal representative of their estate and you are now charged with the very real responsibility for actually probating that estate — feeling overwhelmed and confused about what exactly you need to do is par for the course.

My name is John Kingsley, and I can help you understand New York's probate laws, explain how the process works, and more importantly — help you manage that process for a smooth probate transfer of the decedent's assets.

Contact John P. Kingsley, P.C. for a free consultation today.

A Full-Service Practice

As a lawyer, I offer a full range of services for probate and estate planning-related legal needs in Greene, Columbia and Ulster counties in Upstate New York. These services include:

  • Filing initial petitions for probate with the Surrogate's Court
  • Collecting, inventorying and appraising the assets of the estate
  • Notifying creditors
  • Paying off the estate's legitimate debts and any necessary taxes
  • Distributing the remainder of the estate's assets in accordance with the decedent's will or New York's intestacy statutes
  • Filing estate tax returns
  • Closing the estate
  • Representing beneficiaries and fiduciaries in probate litigation

Although I've been practicing law for more than 40 years now and have handled hundreds of trials during my career, the most important asset I might have to offer you is my time and attention. At my law firm, I'll be the attorney you work with and I'll be the attorney handling your legal matter. If you have questions or concerns, you'll be able to get in touch with me whenever you need to. And if for some reason I'm not able to speak to you immediately, my staff will be here to respond.

Call Today for a Free Consultation

Local: 518-291-4843 / Toll Free: 888-508-5537

For knowledgeable guidance, efficient probate services and more than 40 years of legal experience — call my Catskill, New York, law offices directly to arrange for a free consultation, or contact me online.

Evening, Weekend and Out-of-the-Office Appointments Available