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Navigating Estate Litigation Laws in New York

With 30+ Years' Experience, Novick & Associates, P.C. Can Help You

Estate litigation carries many challenges. Not only are you dealing with the loss of a loved one, but you are also dealing with legal obstacles and battles regarding their estate. If inheritors or other parties believe that they are not receiving what they deserve, they may challenge the administration of an estate or the probate process, causing delays and complications. For this reason, it is beneficial to retain legal counsel during this emotional time.

Novick & Associates, P.C. can bring legal insight and direction to your estate litigation case. Our main goal is to ensure you get the inheritance your loved one laid out for you and the assets that are rightfully yours.

We are one of the leading estate litigation firms in New York. Call (631) 547-0300 or contact us today for the representation that you deserve!

Resolve Your Estate Disputes with Novick & Associates

You will need to act fast for any estate litigation matters. If you wait too long to contest a will, for example, you could lose inheritance that is rightfully yours. The sooner you contact Novick & Associates P.C., the sooner we can build a strong case for you in your estate litigation dispute.

With more than 30 years of experience in estate law, we understand the emotional and financial complexities involved in your situation. Our team has successfully represented clients in claims involving the validity of a will or trust, the administration of trusts, and contested accounting. While our first priority is to guide parties to a practical and amicable solution, we are not afraid to take matters to court and fight for our clients when necessary.

Our firm has represented cases in the Surrogate's Courts, Federal District Courts, New York Supreme Courts, the Appellate Divisions and the New York Court of Appeals. In addition, founding attorney Donald Novick has in-depth knowledge of all facets of estate litigation.

Comprehensive Estate Litigation Services in NY

At Novick & Associates P.C., we are an experienced boutique law firm in New York committed to protecting the legal rights of clients throughout the state.

We can help you in complex estate law matters, including:

Attorney Donald Novick is a leader in the field of estate litigation in New York.

He possesses many accolades that set our New York firm apart, including:

  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Included in the Super Lawyers® list

In addition, he has been called on as a commentator and expert for news organizations including CNN, The New York Times, Newsday, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel.

Key Steps in the Estate Litigation Process

Our estate litigation cases are unique and require different tactics in order to get favorable results.

We follow these steps when handing estate litigation cases:

  • Research: We gather evidence and asses the case’s strength. We like to know as much information before we file or respond to a lawsuit.
  • Pleading: Lawsuits begin by filing initial pleadings in the probate court. It is sent out to all the parties associated and they can respond or object to the lawsuit.
  • Discovery: In this stage each of the sides tries to find admissible evidence to prove their case. It includes written documents from both sides, and even an unbiased third party.
  • Mediation: In some cases, the judge will require the parties to ender the mediation phase which is the best chance to settle the case. The parties agree to involve a mediator (judge or attorney).
  • Witness Depositions: Most trust and estate litigation cases require the testimony of an expert witness. They usually are in the medical field and explain the decedent’s mental capacity.
  • Trial Preparation: Trial preparation begins with the attorney deciding if the evidence is enough to lead to a successful trial. Once the date is set; trial preparation is time consuming for the client and the attorney. It includes preparing witnesses, drafting opening/closing statements, direct/cross examinations and many small tasks.
  • Trial: Trials are heard by a judge. They can take anywhere from a day to several weeks depending on the complexity of the case.

Personalized Attention for Your NY Estate Litigation Needs

At Novick & Associates, P.C., our NYC estate litigators provide our clients with the time and attention they deserve. We can provide the support you need through litigation issues. We know how emotionally overwhelming this time is, which is why we are here to ensure your rights and interests are protected every step of the way.

As a result of the personal dedication we give clients, many of our clients come through word of mouth referrals. We handle each complex matter in a manner unique to that particular client and their case. At Novick & Associates, P.C., we know that no two cases are alike.

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Why Hire a NY Estate Litigation Attorney From Our Firm?

  1. Premier New York Estate Litigation Law Firm.
  2. Over 30 Years Experience with Contested Estate Matters.
  3. Strong Reputation in The Legal Community.
  4. Opportunities for Contingency Fee Arrangement.
  5. Experts in Our Field of Work, and One of The Leading Firms in This Area of Law.
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