Port Jefferson Station, NY asked in Probate and Legal Malpractice for New York

Q: is there a time frame for a law office to reimburse me for the cost of urn and cremation? (long Island, N.Y.)

I laid out almost $4,000.00 for the urn and cremation fees for a friend of mine who died in June 2016. The estate was settled in September 2017. I have called at least 5 times (once a month since January?) to find out if there is an issue, whatever. I have been told by a very friendly secretary:

1) I will send it to billing

2) I just got back from vacation

3) It's still on his desk...

I have provided them (at least 3 times) with copies of receipts for everything. Please advise.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • Probate Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Make sure you saved your written inquiries. You are supposed to send the Executor a formal Notice of Claim within 7 months of appointment. What you did might qualify. You can make a motion to be paid.

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