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It is apparent that the preparation of New York estate planning documents is important.  A lot of time and effort can be expected in connection with reviewing assets and financial interests, figuring out the manner in which dispositions are to
Continue Reading Three (3) Important Considerations When Preparing and Executing a Will and Estate Documents

Contesting a Will in New York involves many different rules of law and procedures.  The Estates Powers and Trusts Law (EPTL) and the Surrogates Court Procedure Act (SCPA) provide various guides.  At its essence, the validity of a decedent’s Will
Continue Reading Did You Know that Will Proponents and Contestants Pay for Costs to Contest a New York Will?

In the typical estate situation, the Surrogate’s Court will appoint either an Administrator or Executor to handle estate affairs.  An Executor is appointed when the decedent leaves a Last Will and Testament.  When a decedent dies intestate without a Will,
Continue Reading New York Limited Letters of Administration – A Useful Procedure to Search for Assets

When a person is appointed by the Surrogate’s Court as an Administrator or Executor of a decedent’s estate, he assumes a great deal of powers and responsibilities.  Estates, Powers and Trusts law Section 11-1.1 entitled “Fiduciaries powers” sets forth an
Continue Reading Can a New York Executor Seek Direction from the Court Concerning Fiduciary Decisions – Yes, in Special Circumstances