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As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience successfully litigating these very difficult NY estates, I can affirm that no other cases rip families apart like NY will contests.  To make matters even worse these cases can often grind on for years and years in NY estate litigation while absorbing hundreds of

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 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

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

Love him or hate him, Hugh Hefner was the visionary who founded Playboy Magazine becoming one of the most iconic businessmen of the 20thcentury.  When Hefner launched his risqué magazine in 1953 at the age of 27 nobody could have predicted how successful the young entrepreneur would become. Over the course of the next 60 years, Hefner

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When successful aerospace executive passed away at the age of 82 on February 1, 2019, he left behind his $10 million dollar estate to his third wife of 9 months, Francine Coppola, no relation to Francis Ford, to the exclusion of his five children.   Bob Rau was born into a working class family of nine

When our loved ones are no longer able to care for themselves we would like to think that those entrusted with their welfare are in fact living up to their obligations. Most importantly we expect those parties entrusted with our loved ones when they are most vulnerable to not take advantage of them. Or so we