Access Dead Person’s Email or Facebook

Access Dead Person’s Email or Facebook

Access a Dead Person’s Email or Facebook There exist limited ways to access a dead person’s email or Facebook or other online accounts, even if just to procure some of the available information.  How Can You Access the Dead Person’s Email of Facebook Without a Court...
Your Estate Planning Checklist for 2020

Your Estate Planning Checklist for 2020

Your Estate Planning Checklist for 2020 An estate plan is the process of arranging, during a person’s lifetime, for the management of that person’s assets and affairs when the person becomes incapacitated or dies. It is important to create a plan. It is equally...

Intestate (Without a Will). Now What?

Dying Without a Will means Dying Intestate.  In New York, if you die without a Will, it means you have died “intestate.” Every state has laws that control who inherits property if no will exists. In New York, the law that controls who inherits in the absence of a Will...
Is my “No Contest” clause fullproof?

Is my “No Contest” clause fullproof?

My Will has a “No Contest” clause. Is it fullproof? A “No Contest” or “In Terrorem” clause is often thought of as a way of preventing a challenge to a Will. If properly drafted and used under the right circumstances, a “No Contest” clause can be advantageous and can...
What If Executor Steals from Estate?

What If Executor Steals from Estate?

What Happens if the Executor Steals From the Estate? An Executor of an estate must, among other things, collect the assets of the estate, pay any estate debts and taxes, pay the expenses associated with administering the estate (for example, legal fees associated with...