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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 an experienced NY estate lawyer with over two decades of experience litigating NY estates we come across some awfully strange wills.  While it is almost always better to have your NY will drafted by an experienced NY estate lawyer there are still no guarantees.  In fact, some of the wackiest NY wills we have come across

Inheritance Rights of the adopted?  Estate of Joan Crawford Adoptions happen at various times, by various individuals and for various reasons.  For example, pursuant to the NY estate law when a child is adopted by non-members of their family the child is considered adopted-out.  However, if the adopted out child is adopted by a biological grandparent or any

How to contest a will? Forgery; Estate of Andrea Greenberg As a Queens estate lawyer contesting fraudulent, attorney drafted NY wills for more than two decades I can recite each of the grounds to contest a will in NY from memory. According to the SCPA of the NY estate law the grounds to contest a NY

As a NYC estate lawyer I come in contact with many emotionally charged estate issues on a daily basis.  Perhaps one of the most interesting legal issues arises when someone passes away while disinheriting their spouse.  Although there could be very good reasons for one spouse to disinherit their other half from a NYC estate

In the world of NY will contests the very first step on the long road to successfully prosecuting these matters is to establish standing.  As a NY will contest lawyer with two decades of NY estate litigation experience I can tell you there is no shortage of bad wills out there worth contesting.   But before