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Kinship Non-Marital Children: Are non-marital children entitled to inherit under the Kinship Law? The answer is maybe. Recently our office litigated a very interesting Queens kinship case that involved a decedent who died without a will and no close living relatives. Our firm represented the decedent’s cousins who came forward in a kinship proceeding to

What happens to the proceeds of one’s estate who dies without a will and without any close, living relatives ? Unfortunately without the knowledgeable guidance of an experienced kinship lawyer, these unclaimed assets are often kept by The State of New York where the money sits indefinitely. What do I need to know about the kinship

RIGHT OF ELECTION : Can you disinherit a spouse? The answer is no. You would be surprised how often this issue comes up in the practice of estate law. Within the enaction of the Estate, Powers & Trusts Law 5-1.1(a), otherwise known as EPTL 5-1.1(a) a spouse who has been disinherited from their significant other’s estate