Estate and Elder Law

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Estate Failed to Prove Museum’s Laches on Claim to a 3,000 Year Old Archeological Artifact Missing Since WWII
Posted on 6 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By John G. Farinacci, Esq. In a rather unique ceremony at the Nassau County Surrogate’s Court on December 4, 2013, Surrogate Edward W. McCarty, III ordered and presided over the physical return of an ancient Assyrian artifact from the possession... Read More

Spouse vs. Charity: Estate Tax Apportionment
Posted on 14 May 2013 by John G. Farinacci

By John G. Farinacci, Esq. Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. We know that estate taxes are to be paid in the manner of a testator's choosing, but if the testator fails to make that choice, then estate taxes are "equitably apportioned among... Read More

Must A Living Person Disclose Their Estate Plan: The Limits of NY CPLR § 4503
Posted on 6 Jan 2014 by Jennifer Hillman

By Jennifer F. Hillman, Esq. Most communications between an attorney and client are privileged pursuant to New York Civil Procedure Act (“CPLR”) § 4503. There is, however, a carve-out in proceedings concerning the probate, validity... Read More