Wills & Estates

PictureExperienced New Yorkwills& estates attorney
With more than 40 years of experience, J. Craig Kerr, Esq. at the Nottingham Law Office in Syracuse possesses thorough knowledge about all aspects of wills and estates issues. He helps clients in matters such as:

  • Estate planning
  • Estate tax issues
  • Executorship duties
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Wills drafting and execution

Estate planning
J. Craig Kerr, Esq. is an experienced attorney who can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. He thoroughly analyzes your estate and strategizes the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. He can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.

He applies his extensive knowledge about New York probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. He assists executors in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the probate court in New York
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuating the estate
  • Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Probate disputes
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, the firm successfully represents your interests. J. Craig Kerr, Esq. has the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. He is a skillful mediator and litigator and can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Contact a meticulous estate planning lawyer at the Nottingham Law Office.
Call the Nottingham Law Office at 315-474-6055 today to schedule a free initial consultation,
or contact the firm online.