Cousin Cases and NY Kinship Proceedings

When a person dies in New York State without a Last Will and Testament, New York’s intestacy law, found in EPTL 4-1.1, governs who is entitled to receive the decedent’s property (otherwise known as their estate).  The New York Estates Powers and Trust law provides an order of priority in which the decedent’s relatives may […]

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Administrator and Executor Commissions on New York Estates

If you have been appointed as the Executor or Administrator of a friend or relative’s estate, it is very likely that you have quite a time consuming job ahead of you. You will be tasked with tracking down and collecting all of the decedent’s assets, valuing them, filing any final income tax returns and estate […]

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Accessing a Deceased Relative’s Residence After Death

If you are in the position of taking care of the affairs of a recently deceased relative, you may find that their house or apartment has been sealed by the police. This is commonly done when the police are notified of a person's death and the home or apartment has no other occupants. This is […]

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Wrongful Death Compromises at Surrogate's Court

When you have suffered through the death of a loved one at the hands of another person’s or facility’s carelessness, it is possible to receive just compensation for your loss through something called a wrongful death lawsuit.  You will be suing the defendant under a personal injury tort theory called negligence for the loss of […]

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Removing The Executor of An Estate In NYS & NYC

What is the Executor of an Estate? An executor is a person specified in a will to handle administrative tasks on behalf of the estate.  The primary responsibilities of an executor include collecting assets, paying valid debts, paying taxes, and accounting to the beneficiaries and distributing the net assets to the beneficiaries.  An executor can […]

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Compelling the Production of a Decedent’s Will in New York

Your long-ill mother dies after spending years in a nursing home.  She leaves behind a sizeable estate and, for years leading up to her death, had talked with both you and your two siblings about how she was intending on dividing her property and assets upon her death equally between the three of you.  You […]

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