The New York County Surrogates Court

The New York County Surrogates Court

New York County Surrogates Court Each County in New York has a Surrogates Court. The New York County Surrogates Court handles cases involving the probate of decedent’s Last Will and Testament and the administration of decedent’s estates. It also handles certain types...
Per Stirpes vs. By Representation

Per Stirpes vs. By Representation

Distributing Per StirpesEver look at a Will or Trust and see the words “per stirpes”?Ever been asked to prove your relationship to a decedent (more formally known as kinship) and be told that distributions are “by representation”?Ever see the...
Contest a Will in New York

Contest a Will in New York

Contest a Will in New York A Will contest is a type of estate litigation where an individual will “contest a will” or question the validity of a will. When Can You “Contest a Will” in New York? Wills can be contested on several grounds. An...
NYC Guardianship Guide

NYC Guardianship Guide

What is Guardianship in New York City? This NYC Guardianship Guide will help you better understand the guardianship process. In New York, Guardianship is the relationship between an incapacitated person and a fiduciary, who assists the incapacitated person with...