Estate and Elder Law

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John G. Farinacci: Rules Concerning Non-Party Subpoenas Finally Made Uniform
Posted on 29 Apr 2014 by John G. Farinacci

By John G. Farinacci, Esq. In New York Surrogate’s Court litigation, there are many unique discovery devices that would be foreign to an attorney that litigates primarily in State Supreme Court. An SCPA 2103 discovery proceeding is one example... Read More

Attorney-Executor Beware: Strict Compliance With SCPA § 2307-a Is Needed For Full Commissions
Posted on 26 Sep 2013 by Jennifer Hillman

By: Jennifer F. Hillman, Esq. When the nominated executor under a will is also the attorney-draftsman (or an employee of that attorney) additional disclosures are necessary to assure that the nominated executor will receive their full statutory commissions... Read More

Searching for Frank: What Is A Diligent Search For Heirs?
Posted on 19 May 2014 by Jennifer Hillman

By Jennifer F. Hillman, Esq. | Finding the current whereabouts of long-lost beneficiaries or distributes may be one of the more difficult aspects of an estate proceeding. Aside from the jurisdictional requirements, what happens when a beneficiary or... Read More