VLP Probate Initiative
In response to the state’s rising death toll as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the VLP, anticipating a surge in coronavirus related estate cases, launched the VLP Probate Initiative in partnership with the Brooklyn Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section and Surrogate’s Court Committee to provide much-needed services to families who have been affected as a result of COVID-19.
Volunteer attorneys will provide pro bono legal assistance to qualifying individuals and families in completing applications for voluntary letters of administration for estates $50,000 or less and SCPA 1310 affidavits regarding payment of certain debts without administration.
If you are a Brooklyn resident in need of probate assistance for an estate $50,000 or less or a NYC resident who has lost a family member due to COVID-19 and in need of similar legal help, please call 718-624-3894 or begin an online intake here.
If you are an 1199SEIU member or family member please click here for additional resources and intake.