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Wills

In New York State, a Will is a Revocable document setting forth a person’s instructions, directives and limitations as to how their assets shall be managed and distributed at their death.

It must be witnessed by two individuals, and satisfy other formal criteria, in order to be considered a valid Will. A Will does not automatically grant authority to the nominated Executor after death: first, a Judge of the County Surrogate’s Court must grant “Probate” to the Will, which is a process whereby the Judge determines that the Will was executed by someone who had “Capacity”, and that the person signing the Will was not under undue influence, duress or coercion.

 

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Wills in General

Examples of WHAT A WILL CAN DO

Examples of WHAT A WILL DOES NOT DO

Minimizing Challenges to your Will

 

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