A beneficiary is someone who stands to benefit from the act of another. In the case of a Will, a beneficiary receives specified property designated by the testator (the person making the Will). In the case of a Trust, a beneficiary is someone who has a present or future interest in the assets contained in the Trust.
At Cona Elder Law, our lawyers on Long Island protect your rightful inheritance under a Will or reclaim trust property to which you were negligently or fraudulently denied. We'll conduct a thorough discovery to determine whether the property or assets belong to the estate and if so, we’ll recover wrongfully transferred assets.
A beneficiary is someone to whom a deceased person bequeaths personal property, real property, cash, or other assets. As a beneficiary, you have rights. Let's take a closer look at some of the beneficiary rights:
If you feel your beneficiary rights have been violated, the Probate and Estate Administration attorneys at Cona Elder Law can help.
Whenever money and assets are involved, the possibility exists for the party tasked with administration of the estate to abuse their position and power for personal gain. To prevent this, there are several safeguards in place.
However, a nefarious Executor may hide their delinquent management. If you suspect your beneficiary rights are not being respected, ask yourself these questions:
1. Is the Executor evasive or vague in response to your questions concerning the estate?
2. Does the Executor frequently state that any issues can be resolved without consulting an attorney?
3. Is the Executor frequently late when it comes to distributions, inventory reporting, or any other administrative tasks?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may behoove you to speak to the experienced Long Island estate litigation team at Cona Elder Law.
The experienced estate attorneys at Cona Elder Law will carefully examine the terms of the Will or Trust to determine exactly what you are legally entitled to. From there, we have several options at our disposal if it appears your beneficiary rights have been violated. We can:
These are a few of the actions the attorneys at Cona Elder Law can take on your behalf. While all families hope to avoid litigation, it may be necessary in order to safeguard your beneficiary rights.
If you were denied property or assets promised to you by your loved one prior to their death or suspect your beneficiary rights have been compromised for any reason, it's imperative for you to contact the Long Island probate attorneys at Cona Elder Law. As a matter of fact, you should contact us for legal representation as soon as possible.
Even if litigation is not necessary, we can provide you with information and a plan of action to evaluate your options. Most importantly, there is a limited amount of time you have to take legal action. If you fail to do so within the statute of limitations, you could lose your rights to what your loved one intended for you.
In addition, when you contact Cona Elder Law for Estate litigation and beneficiary representation, you will send a strong signal to the Administrator or Executor that you have an experienced advocate on your side. We'll use our decades of experience to ensure you receive what's rightfully yours.
As a beneficiary, you’ll want to do everything it takes to protect what you rightfully deserve under a Will or trust to which you were wrongly denied. Our attorneys will work with you to find solutions so your beneficiary rights are protected at all costs.
Contact us at 631.619.2533 today!