How Do I Get a Copy of the Trust?

How Do I Get a Copy of the Trust?

How Do I Get a Copy of the Trust? You recently learned that your parents created a trust. Your sibling is named the Trustee. Although you are not a Trustee, you strongly suspect that you are a beneficiary. Your parents never gave you a copy, or, even if they did, you...
File to Be Administrator of Estate

File to Be Administrator of Estate

File to Be Administrator of Estate When someone dies without a Will and leaves assets without a beneficiary designation, someone must file to administer the Estate.  An Administrator is the fiduciary of an estate of a decedent who died without a Will. In this post, we...
Probate Assets – What are they?

Probate Assets – What are they?

Probate assets are Assets that do not Pass by Beneficiary Designation or Operation of Law. Consider the following example: Gretta died in February 2019 domiciled in Brooklyn and survived by her three children. She had a last Will and Testament that named her daughter,...
New York Power of Attorney

New York Power of Attorney

What is a New York Power of Attorney? A New York Power of Attorney is part of the Advance Directives packet.  A New York Power of Attorney is a document that allows you to designate one or more individuals to manage your financial transactions during your lifetime....
Prove Kinship in NYC

Prove Kinship in NYC

How to Prove Kinship in NYC. In NYC, it is important to prove kinship when you want to inherit from a distant relative, such as a cousin. Consider the following example: Richard, a Kings County resident, died three years ago without a will.  At the time of his death,...
Become Executor or Administrator of Estate

Become Executor or Administrator of Estate

How do I Become an Executor or Administrator of an Estate? In New York, after a person (known as a “decedent’) dies, another person may need to become executor or administrator of the decedent’s estate. If the decedent had a Will and has assets that...