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.:...
Roles of Different Types of Fiduciaries: Part 2

Roles of Different Types of Fiduciaries: Part 2

Roles of Administrator cta and dbn of an Estate What is an Administrator c.t.a.? Scenario A: Georgia passed away in May 2018, a resident of New York County.  She was widowed at the time of her death, and she was survived by only her two adult daughters, April and...
Roles of Executors and Administrators of an Estate

Roles of Executors and Administrators of an Estate

Roles of Executors and Administrators of a NYC Estate Allison’s father, Kenneth, a Brooklyn resident, died in March of 2018.  Kenneth was a widower, but survived by his three (3) children, Allison, John, and Nathan. In his Last Will and Testament, he named Allison as...