Surrogate abuses discretion by denying an administratrix's petition seeking approval of a NY EPTL 7-1.12(a)(5) supplemental needs trust - Matter of Woolworth (N.Y. App. June 2010)

A Surrogate abused his discretion by denying an administratrix's petition seeking approval of a supplemental needs trust (SNT) based on the entire amount of the settlement proceeds she was receiving from a wrongful death action as the proposed SNT complied with EPTL 7-1.12(a)(5) and she was a disabled adult under 65 years of age.

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