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How to Calculate Executor or Administrator Commissions under New York SCPA 2307

Serving as a fiduciary of an estate can be a full time job. There are obvious benefits, such as calling the shots, and being compensated for your role. However, despite… Read more →

How to get Letters Testamentary in NY

You might have recently received a letter from the Office of the New York State Comptroller Unclaimed Funds notifying you that an estate of a deceased family member is entitled… Read more →

What is a Totten Trust ?

Probate is the often times dragged out court process of verifying that the will purported to have been made and signed by the deceased is in fact that. If you… Read more →

Why You Should Get Around to Making a Will

Few people enjoy thinking about the inevitable – death. That probably explains why more than fifty percent of American adults do not have a will.  With the string of celebrity… Read more →

Five Things To Know About a Will Contest in New York City

A day will come, or maybe it has already happened to you, that a loved one passes away. In the tumult of making arrangements after their passing you may learn… Read more →

Co-executors and How It Works

Nominating more than one person to be in charge of your estate can sometimes be a terrible idea, and not just because of a possible fallout between the co-executors but… Read more →

Can The Executor Sell Property Without All Of The Beneficiaries Approving?

First and foremost, the named executor in the decedent’s will has no power to sell any real estate or property belonging to the estate until he or she has been… Read more →

Power of Attorney After Death

As the use of a power of attorney becomes more popular, one of the common ways people try to avoid probate is by continuing to act under the designation after… Read more →

What to do if an Executor is not communicating with the Beneficiaries of an Estate

  An executor is a personal representative of an estate who was selected by the decedent in his or her Last Will and Testament to ensure that the wishes of… Read more →

Choosing a NYC Estate Lawyer

Choosing an estate lawyer for your particular situation is less about having someone tell you what to do and more about finding someone you can trust to guide you through… Read more →

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