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As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience I always advise my clients on the importance of setting up a NY estate plan.  Setting up that NY estate plan almost always begins with the drafting and execution
Continue Reading It’s all fun and games until your NY estate is locked out of your $500 million crypto account; Estate of Matthew Mellon

In NY according to the NY estate law you can disinherit anyone you would like unless that someone is your spouse.  Your spouse is entitled to their right of election of one third (1/3) of all assets within your probateable NY
Continue Reading What to know before contesting a NY attorney drafted will; The In Terrorem clause and the Estate of Gene Roddenberry

Have you received a letter from an “heir finder” or “heir hunter” company seeking to collect money on your behalf?  Does it sound too good to be true?  Did the heir finder letter cryptically offer you their services to collect money from
Continue Reading What are Heir Finders? I received a letter from an Heir Finder or Heir Hunter, now what?

When John Singleton arrived onto a Hollywood set in 1991 with his groundbreaking film Boyz n the Hood the twenty-five year old director instantly rose to the top of every movie studios choice for new projects.  Nominated for Best Director for
Continue Reading Why you should update your NY attorney drafted will from time to time: Non-marital, afterborn children and the NY estate law: Estate of John Singleton

As a NY estate lawyer with two decades of experience practicing NY estate litigation estate issues of all types are bound to arise in nearly every case.  These NY estate issues can range from the validity of the NY will itself
Continue Reading What is an after-born child under the NY estate law and can they inherit? Estate of Michael Crichton