HOW ESTATE & PROBATE LAW BECAME A WAY OF LIFE

HOW ESTATE & PROBATE LAW BECAME A WAY OF LIFE

Living and breathing estate law is the epitome of my life. It all started when I was a kid growing up in Queens, NY next to the Surrogate court. That is when my fascination with estate & probate law began. It made me realize that this legal field is one of the...
WILLS 101: UNDERSTANDING ESTATE PLANNING COSTS

WILLS 101: UNDERSTANDING ESTATE PLANNING COSTS

Understanding Estate Planning CostsEstate planning is the perhaps the smartest move you can ever make to safeguard your loved ones after you pass on, and ensure your care in case of incapacity. The truth of the matter is that estate planning is not a cheap affair. In...
HOW THE PROBATE PROCESS IN NEW YORK REALLY WORKS

HOW THE PROBATE PROCESS IN NEW YORK REALLY WORKS

Have you ever wondered how your estate’s assets would be distributed once you are gone? Perhaps you have drawn up a Last Will or Living Trust. But, what if you die without leaving a will or an estate plan? That’s where probate comes in.It’s the legal way that the...
HOW TO COMPEL A WILL IN NY

HOW TO COMPEL A WILL IN NY

How do you compel a will? When the decedent leaves a will to an executor, but the executor chooses to not do anything with the will, then many assets cannot be accessed with the production of the will. In that event, many third parties request the executor to produce...