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As a NY kinship estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience litigating these highly specialized cases I can honestly say no other area of the NY estate law is as fascinating to me.  A NY kinship estate begins when a NY resident passes away both without a valid NY will and without any close

As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience I always advise my clients on the importance of setting up a NY estate plan.  Setting up that NY estate plan almost always begins with the drafting and execution of a NY attorney drafted will.  Whether they have a net worth of $100,000 dollars or

As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience litigating NY estates one of the most frequent questions I get involves the issue of common law marriages and the NY estate law.  The issue being does New York State recognize common law marriages as valid?  I’d be lying if I said there was a

As a highly experienced NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience handling complex NY estate cases we occasionally encounter lesser known estate issues in addition to the more widely known ones.   One rare estate issue we encounter is that of the hand written will also known as the holographic NY will.  While a NY

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

As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience drafting and probating NY wills for families I have come across and reviewed thousands and thousands of NY wills.  Our office encounters all types of NY wills for probate from ancient wills, to out of state wills, to handwritten wills, to self-made wills, and

Believe it or not if you practice NY estate litigation long enough the issue of murder is bound to arise at some point in your practice.  While it is said there are two uncontroverted inevitabilities in life death and taxes, some take it upon themselves to hasten the former especially when they stand to inherit a

Inheritance rights of non-marital children under the NY estate law: Estate of Charles Rogers As a NY estate lawyer with over two decades of NY estate litigation experience, some of the most heartbreaking cases involve the inheritance rights of non-marital children.  Normally when someone dies without a NY will, also known as intestacy, the person’s NY

What is a NY kinship estate? Estate of Eugene Brown As a Queens NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of estate litigation experience, no cases to me are as fascinating  as NY kinship estate matters.  These NY kinship estate cases have all the elements of a juicy mystery novel for Queens estate lawyers handling these complex

What is a construction proceeding under the NY estate law? Estate of Tom Petty On occasions, a NY estate lawyer will come across a testamentary instrument, also known as a will, which for lack of a better term makes no sense. Assuming the NY will was actually drafted and its execution supervised by a licensed NY estate