Are you planning on holding onto this property? There may be certain legal obligation associated with the property which you did not know. A real estate attorney can be an asset to helping you navigate the legal paperwork.
Also should you decide to sell the property and/or purchase another property with the assets from this one an attorney can help during the home buying and selling process-particularly if an unusual situation arises. A skilled attorney can help you navigate complex contractual language and arrange acceptable solutions to problems that arise after a sales/purchase contract has been signed by both parties.
The Dutchess County Bar Association has a list of attorney referrals on their website and some of them also work in Ulster County.
Congratulations on your gift. I hope it brings you much joy and prosperity!
Kathleen A. Scanlon, Esq., Scanlon & Pinto, PLLC 516-378-3737 email@example.com