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Summary Judgment in Will Contests: Matter of Lubin

By: John G. Farinacci, Esq. , Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. , Uniondale, NY There has been an historical aversion to granting summary judgment in probate contests. However, during the last fifteen years or so, the courts have been trending away from the view that probate proceedings should...

Summary Judgment in Will Contests: An Epilogue

By: John G. Farinacci Last month, I wrote on this blog about the changing tides in probate litigation over the last 15 years concerning how the courts view summary judgment in will contests. See Summary Judgment in Will Contests: Matter of Lubin, posted 2/13/12 . As discussed therein at length...

Deirdre Wheatley-Liss: 4 Good (?) Reasons to Contest a Will

Maybe it's the season, but I have gotten a lot of calls recently about will contests. A will contest usually happens when your heirs are surprised by what your will says, or by what you have left when you go to the great beyond. I have represented both heirs and estates, and in all cases there are...