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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, we'll help protect your rightful inheritance under a Will or reclaim trust property to which you were negligently or fraudulently denied. We'll conduct 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 in New York, 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 experienced 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:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may behoove you to speak to the experienced 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 experienced 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 have a specific set of rights delineated by New York law. Whenever your rights are violated, you can take legal action to ensure you receive your inheritance. At Cona Elder Law, we bring more than 20 years of experience helping protect the beneficiary rights of people like you.
We have an in depth understanding of New York's complex estate administration and probate laws. We'll use our experience to guide you through the process and help you stake your claim to the assets you have been unjustly denied.
Contact Cona Elder Law today.
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