Estate & Wills Dispute Litigation

Estate and Wills Dispute Litigation Attorneys

In New York, Surrogate’s Court is the Court which resolves disputes involving a disposition of a decedent’s property and claims against the decedent’s Estate. Normally, a decedent’s property is distributed without incident under the terms of a Will or, if there was no Will, as the law requires. Although rare, Surrogate’s Court will oversee trials and other contested hearings involving, for example, whether a Will was properly executed, or is genuine ("Will contest"), whether a particular person should inherit property, and whether an Estate representative acted properly in administering the decedent’s Estate.

Effective Surrogate’s Court practice is not for everyone. But Coughlin & Gerhart has highly experienced lawyers who regularly appear before the Surrogate.

Contact Coughlin & Gerhart: Offices in Binghamton, Ithaca, and Throughout the Region

If you have a dispute that involves the proper disposition of a decedent’s Estate, or if you have a claim against an Estate, please contact us at 607-821-2202, toll free 800-646-3420, or send an email for a consultation.