It is well-understood by estate
practitioners that a beneficiary of an estate should not serve as an attesting witness
to a will. If he does, he or she is a
competent witness for purposes of probating the will, however, under EPTL
3-3.2 , the bequest...
By Jennifer F. Hillman, Esq.
We have all seen the movies where an illiterate individual signs an important document with an “X”. Even literate clients may have difficulty signing a document due to a severe physical impairment. Compliance...