As a NYC estate lawyer with two decades of experience contesting fraudulent wills I get this question quite often.  Can I contest this NY will?  And on occasion as NY estate lawyers we even get the more complicated question of can an adopted child contest their parent’s NY estate?  Just to be clear in NY and most

As a NY estate lawyer with twenty years of experience probating the most complicated estates in New York I am amazed at the evolution of the estate law.  When I began practicing NY estate law two decades ago the Federal Estate Tax Exemptions, the amount of wealth you could pass to your heirs free of

When the king of pop died in 2009, he had already earned more than $1 billion during his lifetime, which adjusted for inflation, would be over $2 billion dollars today.   Since Michael Jackson’s 2009 death his estate has easily earned another $1 billion in royalties.   So when Michael Jackson left his entire empire to his

Can a child born after their parent drafted a will inherit a NY estate? Matter of Gillmore As a NY estate lawyer practicing in Forest Hills, New York with extensive experience in the NY probate law I have always found this area of practice fascinating. For example, under the NY estate law a parent is