To become in charge of a Long Island estate, a person needs to ask the court to appoint them as such. If you are related to the decedent, you can petition the court to appoint you as the estate administrator. If you are the executor in the will, you can petition the court to appoint you as the executor. One cannot just act without the court’s appointment. Once you are appointed in charge of an estate, you have duties you have to fulfill. We can help you with that. If you need an estate attorney on Long Island, call us at (516)777-0647.