Duties of Executor of NYC Estate

Duties of Executor of NYC Estate

Duties of Executor of NYC Estate Deborah’s father, Abe, died a resident of Brooklyn in March 2018.  He was survived by his three children, Susan, Deborah, and Greg.  Abe had executed his Last Will and Testament and named Deborah as his Executor, but failed to name a...
Checklist for Executors

Checklist for Executors

Checklist for Executors for Settling an Estate You Have Been Appointed Executor of An Estate in NYC. What do you do now?  A basic checklist for executors for settling an estate, including a list of tasks to perform is below.  Review Decedent’s Will Carefully. The...
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...