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At the time of her death on July 19, 2019, acclaimed philanthropist and well known socialite Marylou Whitney left behind a fortune estimated to be worth approximately $100 million dollars. The 93 year old, Whitney had married her first husband Frank Hosford, whom she had had three children with and later divorced.  Marylou Whitney would later marry

The 2012 will of then 93 year old Geraldine Webber was ultimately determined at trial to be the product of Officer Aaron Goodwin’s undue influence over the senile Webber just prior to her death.  Officer Goodwin was named the nominated executor and primary beneficiary of the elderly Webber’s multi-million dollar estate.  The estate court ruled that Officer

As a NY estate lawyer with over two decades of NY estate litigation experience, some of the most complex and emotionally charged cases we handle involve asserting the inheritance rights of non-marital children. So what are the inheritance rights of non-marital children under the NY estate law?   Normally when someone dies without a NY will, also

As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades drafting, probating and contesting NY wills for New Yorkers I know exactly how important it is to make a properly drafted and executed NY will the benchmark of any NY estate plan.  However, it is shocking to know that 63% of Americans, 220,000,000 million, of us

As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of NY estate litigation experience I am no stranger to greed.  Occasionally, not often but occasionally, that greed rises to fraud, deceit and even murder.  Just days before their bodies were discovered in their indoor swimming pool of their mega mansion, billionaires Barry and wife Honey Sherman

As a NY estate lawyer with two decades of experience contesting NY attorney drafted wills I can tell you that contesting NY wills are unequivocally the most difficult cases to handle.  Having successfully disrupted and set aside more than a dozen of these so called “impenetrable” testamentary documents I have learned some of the red flags

As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience probating and litigating NY estates one of the most frequently asked questions I receive is how can I contest a NY will?  My response is almost always it depends.  By far one of the most difficult tasks in all of law is to set aside

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As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience litigating and probating wills for New Yorkers I have insight into many of the legal estate challenges created by the corona virus as well as some solutions.   Many members of our community have experienced and continue to experience great pain as a direct result

As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of NY estate law experience I have lived through multiple financial cycles.  Each cycle, usually lasting a decade brought about plenty of good prosperity accompanied by financial expansion, a few bad recessions with periods of job loss and even some really ugly times as well.  However through

Almost anyone can, from within the comfort of their own home, draft their own NY will these days using an online template.  But this does not mean we should.  As an experienced NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience probating and litigating NY estates I can tell you even most NY attorneys themselves have