Property in More than One State
Property in a different state, especially real
property, will not be accepted for probate or
administration by New York courts. It has to go
through the process in the state where it is
located. Conversely, if the decedent died in a
different state and had property in New York, an
separate estate needs to be opened up here for
the decedent's property, even if the decedent
has never stepped foot in New York. This is
called "ancillary probate." Ancillary probate
could have been avoided altogether through
proper estate planning, by forming a trust in
New York. If there is no such trust, there will
need to be a separate proceeding in each state.
Call our offices today for an appointment to
discuss your specific Estate.
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cornerstone of our success is the quality
relationship which we maintain with clients.
Clients are treated with integrity and respect
for their needs, goals, and objectives. We
combine thoughtful, insightful thinking with
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demand, and that’s the foundation on which we’ve
built so many long-term relationships.
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confidential meeting to discuss your Wills and
needs, contact our offices by e-mail or call (315) 451-2383.