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Bonnie Lawston

Bonnie Lawston

Probate & Estate Administration
  • Probate
  • Florida, New York
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No Worries. No Stress. Don't worry about paying any legal retainer fees.
We do not require legal retainer fees. We are full service estate and probate estate administration and litigation firm. There is no need for you to leave your home, travel or stress over your loved one's estate. We provide probate, estate administration and trust services to clients that have a loved one that died a resident of New York, Long Island or has real estate in New York but died in another state. We also service clients who have an interest in a Florida Estate matter. Ancillary, kinship, estate and probate matters.

A large part of our practice is focused helping our clients who live out-of-state with New York and Florida estate matters who are either executors, heirs,
beneficiaries and trustees who reside all over the country such as Florida, Texas, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Maryland, and other U.S. states as it relates to the New
York or Florida Estate or Trust matter.

Our office offers unique solutions and options as it relates to attorney fees. We know how difficult it is to afford to hire legal services yet it’s necessary. It has been shown that when you retain an attorney early on in the estate matter, you not only save time and money, stress but also maximize the estate inheritance. Many estates have little cash and mostly real estate value or the family cannot access the estate funds, but our attorneys can not only help you with the estate administration , we can do it with no money due up front. Your legal fees can be paid from the estate. Most all of the estate cases qualify for this unique type of retainers allowing our clients to obtain the legal representation early on that they deserve and desperately need to protect their rights and maximize the inheritance. Don’t sign your rights away. Get counsel now by contacting our office for a free consultation.

Practice Area
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Estate Administration
  • Fiduciary Rights and Duties
  • Fiduciary Commissions
  • Ancillary Estate & Administration Proceedings
  • Inheritance Rights
  • Intestacy Rights
  • Spousal Rights
  • Children's Rights
  • Kinship Proceedings
  • Estate Liitigation
  • Trust litigation
  • Trust Administration
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial consultations are free!
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2597169
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder
Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, P.C.
- Current
Associate Attorney
Ferdelle & Feldman
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Education
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
J.D. (1992) | Law
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Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus
B.A. (1989) | Criminal Justice
Graduated with Honors; President, Criminal Justice Association
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Awards
Very Good Rating
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Peer Reviewed
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Connecticut Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Bar
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
When a Family Member Dies
Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, P.C.
What Do I Do When a Loved One Dies?
Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, P.C.
When to Change Your Will
Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, P.C.
Does Your Loved One Need a Special Needs Trust?
Lawyers Success
Speaking Engagements
Investment, Insurance, Planning and Probate, Estates & Probate Trapani Discussions, East Meadow
Certifications
New York State Notary
Certified Guardian ad Litem
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
The Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, NY Estate & Probate
Legal Answers
31 Questions Answered
Q. Can a NYS POA sign a will on behalf of the principal?
A: No they cannot.
Q. can a will/or unofficial will be contested by a non family member ?
A: The fiduciary must follow the terms of the Will, assuming it is admitted to probate. If someone has standing, even a non-family member, then they can contest the Will. They will have to timely contest the Will, file the appropriate Objections and comport to all Court rules and requirements. Generally, most people will hire an attorney since they are not familiar with the Court process and requirements. Seeking counsel right away is the best thing anyone can do to protect their interests and estate inheritance.
Q. My dad’s name was taken off the deed years ago. Is he still entitled to inherit if my Mom died years later w out a will
A: If they are still legally married, he is entitled to his share as the spouse regardless of whether his name is on the asset or not. However, if his name is on the asset, it may change how and what percentage passes depending on the way title is held.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, P.C.
1841 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11746
Telephone: (631) 425-7299
Fax: (866) 431-0101
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 10 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: 24/7. You can always reach our attorneys. Leave a message and if after hours and it is an emergency, our attorneys will call you back.