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As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience probating and litigating wills on behalf of New Yorkers and their families we know a lot about challenging a NY will and the pitfalls that accompany these cases .  Let me start by saying one of the most difficult undertakings in all of law

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

As a NY estate lawyer with two decades of experience practicing NY estate litigation estate issues of all types are bound to arise in nearly every case.  These NY estate issues can range from the validity of the NY will itself to the planning that went into the will or if there is no will, who

As a NY estate lawyer with two decades of experience successfully challenging NY wills on behalf of families, undue influence is one of the most common issues I am confronted with. On a daily basis New Yorkers inquire into their loved one’s Last Will & Testament who they believe  was taken advantage of near the end of

On February 19, 2012, the greatest female vocalist of the 20thcentury was laid to rest at the age of 48. The burial followed a nationally televised funeral held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ where mother Cissy Houston was their talented, resident gospel singer and a superstar in her own right. The services attracted

Tony Hsieh created a $900 million dollar empire founded on brilliance, leadership, the ability to foretell future trends in retail, hard work, generosity and integrity.  Tony Hsieh singlehandedly disposed of the conventional corporate work environment reshaping Silicon Valley into a bastion of innovation in an  egalitarian open work space that became synonymous with technology and innovation. The son

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 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