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How Soon Does A Will Have To Be Filed With The Courts In The Buffalo, NY Area After A Person Dies?

How Soon Does A Will Have To Be Filed With The Courts In The Buffalo, NY Area After A Person Dies?

How Soon Does A Will Have To Be Filed With The Courts In The Buffalo, NY Area After A Person Dies? There is no time limit on filing a will with the Surrogate’s Court, which has oversight of the validity of wills and beginning the probate process. There are good reasons to act promptly to…

On What Grounds Can I Contest A Will In The Buffalo NY?

On What Grounds Can I Contest A Will In The Buffalo NY?

On What Grounds Can I Contest A Will In The Buffalo NY? When a loved one passes, families take on a great deal of responsibility in executing their final wishes. In today’s world, with blended families and various interests at play, there are many instances when a relative or heir may have good reason to…

NY Executor Surcharged $630,000 for Selling Home Below Value

The owner of a Brooklyn, New York brownstone building died in 2009. The executor of her will sold the property to a personal acquaintance in 2011 for $670,000. Three days later, the purchaser sold the property for $1.3 million. A date of death appraisal valued the property in 2009 at $800,000. The assessed value was…

Who Controls My Remains In New York After My Death? How Do I Appoint Someone I Want To Do That?

Many people say that they don’t care what happens to their body upon death. However, for many surviving family members, whether their loved one is buried or cremated and where the remains or ashes go can be a hotly contested issue. Often, people will put their wishes regarding burial or cremation in their Wills. However,…

What Can I Do If I Believe A Will In New York Was Forged?

If a Will in New York was properly executed in the presence of an attorney, it’s presumed to be valid. If the Will was signed correctly in front of witnesses, but the signature was forged, the heirs of the decedent may have grounds to challenge the Will. The signature on the Will may not have…