Surrogate Court Litigation

White Plains Lawyers Experienced With Surrogate Court Litigation

Surrogate Court LitigationIdeally, when a loved one passes away, his or her estate has been properly prepared and is in order. This is not always the case. In such instances, surrogate court litigation is often necessary. There are several scenarios that warrant surrogate court litigation. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC are well-versed in each of these circumstances, and have the expertise to guide families through this often convoluted process.

Surrogate Court Litigation

As mentioned, there are several possible situations that authorize surrogate court involvement. These include:

  • Paternity Issues
  • Challenges to Distributee Status
  • Challenges to Executor or Administrator Status
  • Will Contests

Often the terminology alone associated with surrogate court litigation is confusing. The team at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC will listen to your issues, determine which, if any, surrogate proceedings are necessary for your loved one’s estate, and assist you step by step in navigating through the process.

New York’s Surrogate Court Lawyers

With more than four decades of experience representing our clients in New York’s surrogate courts, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC have the tools to walk you through the process of organizing and settling your loved one’s estate. If you have lost a family member and are unsure where to turn, please contact us today for a free initial consultation at (914) 220-1086. Let us take the worry of litigation off your hands.

Client Reviews
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Last year I was injured in an accident, and for the first time, needed the advice of an attorney regarding how to proceed. I was referred to Thomas Gallivan through a family member who is a lawyer in Massachusetts. I am beyond pleased with how Thomas handled my case. He was knowledgeable, professional, and although the case was not as straightforward as some, he used every resource to ensure a positive outcome. Thomas communicated with me regularly and I felt completely informed and confident in his ability. He expertly negotiated a fair settlement that I was very happy with. The entire experience was extremely positive, during a stressful time for me. Thank you Thomas. Melanie
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My mom was the victim of nursing home neglect/abuse. I retained Tom and he provided great representation in a professional, courteous fashion. He made a very uncomfortable ordeal bearable. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of sound guidance and professional representation. Paul D.
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Tom Gallivan fought for - and won - a settlement on behalf of my mother, who suffered terrible pressure sores due to nursing home neglect. I will always be grateful for his diligence and hard work, and for keeping me informed during the entire process. He will fight for you every step of the way. Trudy
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Mr. Gallivan did an exceptional job representing our family during a nursing home law suit. He took care of every detail and put us at ease during a very emotional trial. I would very highly recommend him and his firm of outstanding professionals. Jane
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Mr. Gallivan was the best choice I could have possibly made to represent me in mom's nursing home neglect case. He kept me informed & updated every step of the way & not only listened but acted on all my concerns. I would highly recommend him as a very professional, diligent, & knowledgeable attorney. Steve
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Tom Gallivan represented me for a car accident I was involved in. He not only returned calls and emails promptly, his expertise helped me obtain a nice settlement. His compassion for me was heart-warming and much appreciated. Thank you kindly , Mr. Gallivan. Joanne