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The Ethics of Attorneys Fees under New York’s SCPA 2110

By: Jennifer F. Hillman * The determination of what constitutes a reasonable attorney's fee is a matter within the sound discretion of the Surrogate's Court, which is in the best position to assess and consider the necessary factors in fixing and determining an attorney's fee. However...

Standing to Challenge Non-Party Bank Subpoenas in Surrogate’s Court and Other Civil Litigation

It is not atypical for a litigant in a Surrogate's Court proceeding to have to subpoena bank records whether a bank account is the subject of a dispute or the bank records are merely sought as probative evidence concerning some other issue. Whatever the case may be, as in any other litigation, a...