Estate Litigation in New York can arise in connection with many different issues. The Surrogate’s Court is a forum in which matters concerning decedents’ Wills and Trusts are typically dealt with. The New York Probate Lawyer Blog has discussed in many posts the various documents that comprise a persons estate plan. These papers include a Last Will, Living Will or Revocable Trust, Health Care Proxy and Living Will.
It is common that a person may create a Living or Revocable Trust along with what is known as a pour-over Will. Briefly stated, the main reason for the creation of a Revocable Living Trust is to avoid probate. Also, the trust provides a means for property management in the event the trust Grantor becomes disabled. Continue reading