Terminating a Guardianship Proceeding

Terminating a Guardianship Proceeding

Terminating a Guardianship Proceeding Guardianship, in general, is an arrangement where the Court gives an individual or, in some cases, an organization, the legal right to make decisions on behalf of, and for the benefit of another person, who is no longer able to...
Compel Accounting in Surrogate’s Court

Compel Accounting in Surrogate’s Court

The Executor or Trustee won’t Share any Information with me! How Can I Compelling an Accounting? Five years ago, Ellie died a resident of Kings County, survived by her two children Ted and Fred.  At the time of her death, Ellie owned real property and some cash...
When to Start a NYC Guardianship Proceeding

When to Start a NYC Guardianship Proceeding

When to Start a NYC Guardianship Proceeding Often times we find ourselves wondering whether the time is right to start a NYC guardianship proceeding. The below sets forth a few instances that should raise red flags and should get you thinking about filing. No “Advance...
Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death

Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death

Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death Banks often seal safe deposit boxes following the death of an owner (or co-owner). Pursuant to SCPA 2003, An “interested party” (e.g., spouse, beneficiary, fiduciary) may access the box for certain purposes, (e.g.:...