Probating a Will in New York requires strict adherence to statutory and procedural rules. The primary source of authority is the Estates, Powers and Trusts Law and the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act.
When a person dies and leaves a Last Will, there are many instances when family members or friends may feel that the provisions in the document do not reflect the decedent’s true desires or intentions. The immediate reaction is to speculate that the Will is the subject of some impropriety.
However, New York estate lawyers who are involved in estate litigation in the Surrogate’s Court know that contesting a Will requires an analysis of various factors and elements. The New York Probate Lawyer Blog contains many articles concerning probate law.