PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION

PROBATE, ADMINISTRATION, ACCOUNTING AND CONTESTED PROCEEDINGS 

Ms. Murphy represents nominated executors, qualified administrators and other fiduciaries in estate proceedings in Westchester, New York and Bronx counties.  

  • Represent nominated individuals in the petition for the appointment as executor, including application for preliminary letters; assist fiduciary in the identification and collection of estate assets, payment of decedent’s debts and settle claims; aid in distribution of assets to beneficiaries; prepare interim and final accounting, formal and informal.

  • Represent qualified individuals in the petition for appointment as administrator of an estate; conduct due diligence search for all interested persons; represent appointed administrator in management of estate assets, as above.

  • Contested proceedings: represent persons objecting to the appointment of a nominated executor or person seeking appointment as administrator; represent parties to contested accounting proceedings including the search for missing or misappropriated assets.

  • Counsel fiduciaries on obligations to estate, beneficiaries, creditors and interested persons.

TRUSTEE OF FAMILY TRUSTS

Michele Murphy has been selected by many clients to act as trustee under their family trust agreements.  As trustee, she manages trust assets, alone or with co-trustees, and regularly consults with trust advisors such as financial planners, tax attorneys and accountants to ensure the best management of the assets.

It is an honor to have a client select me to act as the trustee of a family trust and I take that responsibility very seriously.  Similar to the protection of clients’ secrets, protecting trust assets is of critical importance to my clients and I respect and honor their trust.               ~Michele A. Murphy