When Probate Issues Involve Multiple States

Probate is a complicated, time-consuming process. It becomes even more complex when the estate involves property located in another state.

In these situations, it's not as simple as transferring the property to the state where your loved one passed away. To gain the legal authority to transfer or sell the out-of-state property, you will likely have to file a secondary probate proceeding in the state where the property is located.

Understanding The Complexities Involved

Interstate probate issues often involve real estate such as a second home, vacation property, investment property or farmland. However, the same issues arise with regard to other types of out-of-state tangible property such as cars, boats and livestock. As a general rule, property falls under the law and jurisdiction of the state where it's located. This means you will need an attorney who is familiar with the laws and court procedures of that state.

Given the complexity of these cases, it's all the more important to seek experienced legal counsel.

Enlist Experienced Legal Counsel

At Robshaw & Voelkl in Williamsville, New York, we are well-versed in the nuances of multistate probate cases. Our attorneys routinely handle secondary proceedings in Greater Western New York on behalf of out-of-state clients. We provide experienced and streamlined representation to conclude estate matters as swiftly and efficiently as possible.

For local clients with estate property in another state, we draw on a network of connections with trusted out-of-state lawyers to handle secondary proceedings.

We invite you to discuss your questions with one of our lawyers during a free initial consultation. Call 716-633-4030 to get started.