Family Rights to Decedents’ Estates – New York Exemptions for the Benefit of Family

Under New York Estates Powers and Trusts Law (EPTL) 5-3.1, when a person dies leaving a spouse, or he or she dies without a spouse but leaves children under 21, specific assets are deemed to pass to those family members outside of the decedent’s estate, without an executor or administrator being appointed to manage those […]

Free New York Legal Forms – Estate, Probate, Surrogate’s Court Guardianship

For your convenience, I have prepared a list of estate, guardianship and probate related New York legal forms that you can download and use for free.  Some of the forms are provided by the New York State Court System while others are provided by attorneys.  If you have questions after reviewing a form, I urge […]