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Cohen Schneider LLP probate lawyers have counseled and advised hundreds of local families and persons of all ages concerning the planning of their estates.

Our probate lawyers provide basic, affordable services to manage and preserve the assets of middle income families, as well as more extensive estate planning to persons of greater wealth utilizing multiple strategies to transfer assets with minimal financial impact.

In addition to wills and estate planning instruments, our experience has shown that the utilization of basic documents such as living wills, health care proxies and powers of probate attorney can minimize the difficulties many families face.

Our services include:

  • Wills
  • Living Wills
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Asset Transfers to Preserve Wealth
  • Guardianship concerning disabled/incompetent adults
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Planning/Asset Preservation


Following the sadness and tragedy of the loss of a loved one, multiple legal issues and questions arise. Our will lawyers at Cohen Schneider LLP have assisted and represented thousands of families over more than 30 years in addressing these issues.

Our probate law attorneys routinely handle both simple and complex estate matters, contested and without opposition, in the Surrogates Courts of the five counties of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland.

We have also frequently represented individuals from the United States and abroad concerning New York estate issue and have also provided counsel and representation regarding estates in other jurisdictions that have property or financial interests in New York.

Our services include:

  • Probate of Wills/Administration Proceedings (absence of will)
  • Family Tree Investigations
  • Location of Missing Heirs Asset Transfers without Probate Post-mortem tax matters
  • Asset investigation and location Contested Estates Disposition
  • Spouses’ Division of Property
  • Children’s Rights Concerning Decedents’ Estates
For more information on probate law, wills, trusts, or estate planning, view our most recent blog posts:   
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