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Do You Need A Living Trust?

Apr 16, 2020
Living trusts are a much talked about topic in the field of estate planning, and for good reason. You may have heard financial planners or attorneys mention these trusts as a “must have” item in your ...
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New York Small Estates and Voluntary Adminis...

Apr 08, 2020
When a person passes away leaving assets in their own name, their heirs generally have to go through probate or an administration proceeding to transfer those assets. Sometimes, however, the value of ...
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Executor And Administrator Bonds In NY Surro...

Jan 30, 2020
When serving as the Administrator or Executor of a loved one’s estate, the Surrogate’s Court may require you to obtain something called an bond. An Administrator Bond or Executor Bond is similar to an ...
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Accessing a Deceased Relative’s Residence Af...

Dec 09, 2019
If you are in the position of taking care of the affairs of a recently deceased relative, you may find that their h ...
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What Are Probate Assets?

Sep 24, 2019
When a person passes away and leaves behind assets in his or her name, his or her heirs must begin the estate admin ...
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Duties Of An Executor In A New York Probate ...

Jul 08, 2019
You go to an estate planning attorney to draw up your will and know exactly who gets what when you pass away.  Then ...
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Removing The Executor of An Estate In NYS &#...

May 28, 2019
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 a ...
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Compelling the Production of a Decedent’s Wi...

May 14, 2019
Your long-ill mother dies after spending years in a nursing home.  She leaves behind a sizeable estate and, for yea ...
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I Have Been Disinherited: What Are My Rights...

Nov 18, 2018
Being left out of a will can come as a shock. People are often left feeling powerless and confused when they learn that they have been disinherited improperly. So what are the rights of someone who ha ...
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Estate Taxes: Will Your Estate Be Taxed At D...

Jul 22, 2018
As the saying goes, “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” In the context of estate planning, this reality drives the estate planner’s desire to minimize taxes upon death as much as possible. In fa ...
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How Long Does Probate Take in New York?

Feb 13, 2018
I am often asked, Roman, How Long Does It Take For A Will To Go Through Probate in NY? The answer always depends on ...
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How Much Does Probate Cost in New York?

Feb 13, 2018
Many people think that probate is always a long and expensive process. In reality, most probate matters are handled ...
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