How Long to Get Letters of Administration?


How long does it take to get letters of administration in New York.

From a couple of weeks to several months.

I’ll give you a few examples.

If the surviving family is a spouse, adult children and they all get along, then just a few weeks, because there are no court dates and no conflict.

If even one surviving family member refuses to sign the court paperwork or is just non-responsive, then you have to have a court date and that adds a minimum of six or eight weeks to the process.

If anyone involved is a minor or is somehow disabled, then the court is going to appoint a temporary guardian for that party and that’ll add another several weeks to the process, possibly months.

And lastly, if anyone actively fights, contests or litigates the whole process, we’re talking months now, possibly years.

So those are the different factors that’ll impact how long it’ll take to get letters of administration.

Hope you found this helpful. Take care now.

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