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Remotely witnessed will was admitted to probate in New York Surrogate Court.

New York – January 30, 2021 Until earlier this week, a Surrogate’s Court had not addressed the admission of a remotely witnessed will to probate.  By Decision and Order, dated January 25, 2021, Broome County Surrogate David H. Guy issued…
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Do gifts and personal property affect basic exclusion estate tax in New York for 2021?

New York – January 29, 2021  The basic exclusion amount for New York State estate tax for dates of death on or after January 1, 2021, and before January 1, 2022, is $5,930,000, which is an increase from last year’s $5,850,000. Estate…
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How does taxation affect New York probate actions?

New York – January 27, 2021 Federal and state taxes are important factors to consider when going through New York Surrogate Court probate actions, and should be discussed with an attorney in the estate planning process. A probate attorney…
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New York Estate planning in 2021 to avoid probate disputes and administrative hiccups.

New York – December 28, 2020 New York probate and estate planning matters can be complex, even with the assistance of an experienced probate attorney whose services guide individuals through case-specific facets of the state and federal…
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Attorneys help with COVID-19 impacts to estate planning and probate documents in New York.

New York - December 21, 2020 New York probate attorneys. Hire a New York probate attorney who will file a copy of the will along with a certified copy of the death certificate of the will maker in the New York Surrogate Court. Each estate…
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How does Assembly Bill A5630A affect estate and probate actions in New York?

New York – December 7, 2020 New York probate and estate planning matters can be complex without the assistance of an experienced probate attorney who can guide individuals through every facet of the applicable laws.  In December, Governor…
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Complications of inheritance rules may arise for unmarried partners in New York State.

New York - November 30, 2020 Probate is the process of proving that a will is valid. In New York probate, a will is proved to the satisfaction of the court that it is the Last Will and Testament of the person who died. Once the Judge in New…
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How does a guardianship affect New York probate actions?

New York – November 28, 2020 New York probate can be complex without the assistance of an experienced probate attorney, specifically when individuals die without first preparing a last will, as well as those who died with a will document…

Is it important to locate all distributees in New York probate actions?

New York – November 15, 2020 New York probate actions can sometimes be confusing for the loved ones of individuals who have died without preparing a last will document.  Many times individuals believe that if they are a parent, or sibling…

Preemptive estate planning allows for smooth probate actions in New York Surrogate Courts.  

New York - November 15, 2020 In recent years, the services of mediators may prove beneficial for the estate planning process and may deter claims of legal malpractice, or litigation between family members during probate administration. …