Forced to Sell Inherited Real Property?

Forced to Sell Inherited Real Property?

Can I Be Forced to Sell Inherited Real Property? Consider the following: Mariya, age 93, died five years ago. At the time of her death, her biggest asset was her house in Brooklyn valued at well over one million ($1,000,000) dollars. Mariya had three daughters, Amy,...
How to Execute a Will in NY

How to Execute a Will in NY

How to Execute a Will in New York Properly A Will is a written instruction manual for disposing of your assets. It is a document that overrides the New York State default rules for disposing of a person’s assets after their death. In order for a Will to be given...
Can a Guardian Sell Property?

Can a Guardian Sell Property?

CAN A GUARDIAN SELL HIS WARD’S PROPERTY? Can a Guardian sell property belonging to his ward? Typically, such sale is subject to Court approval. Consider the following example: Joe, a resident of New York County, suffers from Dementia.  A Mental Hygiene Law...
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...