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Robert Stephen Sikorski

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Estate Administration, Wills & Probate, Real Estate, International Other

At Busson & Sikorski, P.C., we know that you deserve the best legal advocates possible. Whether you're looking for an immigration lawyer in NYC or adv... (more)

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Kamilla Mishiyeva

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Estate, Estate Administration, Elder Law, Real Estate, Sales & Use Tax
Our law firm specializes in estate planning, probate, and estate administration.

Mishiyeva Law, PLLC., is a law firm focusing on estate planning, probate, and estate administration. We service the hardworking individuals of New Yor... (more)

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Irina Yadgarova

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Elder Law
Providing outstanding legal services and counsel in theareas of Estate, Probate and Elder Law.

Attorney Irina Yadgarova focuses her practice on Trusts & Estates, Probate & Administration, Elder Law, and Real Estate. She is licensed to practice l... (more)

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Adam Foster Katz Lawyer

Adam Foster Katz

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Business Organization

Katz Law Firm’s founder and managing partner, Adam Katz, is admitted to practice law in New York Supreme Court, Southern District, Eastern District ... (more)

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Joseph Urso

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Immigration, Divorce, Wills & Probate, Personal Injury, Real Estate

The Law Offices of Joseph Urso with 25 years of legal experience, maintains the highest and strictest standards when it comes to our clients and the l... (more)

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Ronald E. Stiskin

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Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Disability, Special Education
Long term care & estate planning, & also representing children with disabilities and their families.

Ronald E. Stiskin is passionate about assisting families and individuals in transition. Whether securing educational services for children with specia... (more)

Valerie A. Burg

Gift Taxation, Estate Administration, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Wills
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Andrew I. Hamelsky

Contract, Criminal, Pension & Benefits, Estate Administration, Federal Trial Practice
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A. Mitchell Greene

Business Organization, Wills & Probate, Corporate, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy
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ESTATE TAXES

Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and... (more...)
Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and whether or not it goes through probate after your death, is subject to federal estate tax. Currently, however, federal estate tax is due only if your property is worth at least $2 million when you die. The estate tax is scheduled to be repealed for one year, in 2010, but Congress will probably make the repeal (or a very high exempt amount) permanent. Any property left to a surviving spouse (if he or she is a U.S. citizen) or a tax-exempt charity is exempt from federal estate taxes. Many states now also impose their own estate taxes or inheritance taxes.

STATUTORY SHARE

The portion of a deceased person's estate that a spouse is entitled to claim under state law. The statutory share is usually one-third or one-half of the deceas... (more...)
The portion of a deceased person's estate that a spouse is entitled to claim under state law. The statutory share is usually one-third or one-half of the deceased spouse's property, but in some states the exact amount of the spouse's share depends on whether or not the couple has young children and, in a few states, on how long the couple was married. In most states, if the deceased spouse left a will, the surviving spouse must choose either what the will provides or the statutory share. Sometimes the statutory share is known by its more arcane legal name, dower and curtesy, or as a forced or elective share.

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

INHERITANCE TAXES

Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited prop... (more...)
Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited property.

ENDOWMENT INSURANCE

Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death.... (more...)
Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death. If the policy-holder dies sooner, the beneficiary named in the policy receives the proceeds.

HOLOGRAPHIC WILL

A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many stat... (more...)
A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many states, making a holographic will is never advised except as a last resort.

ESTATE PLANNING

The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your... (more...)
The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your estate may involve making a will, living trust, healthcare directives, durable power of attorney for finances or other documents.

PER CAPITA

Under a will, the most common method of determining what share of property each beneficiary gets when one of the beneficiaries dies before the willmaker, leavin... (more...)
Under a will, the most common method of determining what share of property each beneficiary gets when one of the beneficiaries dies before the willmaker, leaving children of his or her own. For example, Fred leaves his house jointly to his son Alan and his daughter Julie. But Alan dies before Fred, leaving two young children. If Fred's will states that heirs of a deceased beneficiary are to receive the property per capita, Julie and the two grandchildren will each take a third. If, on the other hand, Fred's will states that heirs of a deceased beneficiary are to receive the property per stirpes, Julie will receive one-half of the property, and Alan's two children will share his half in equal shares (through Alan by right of representation).

DEATH TAXES

Taxes levied at death, based on the value of property left behind. Federal death taxes are called estate taxes. Some states levy inheritance taxes on people who... (more...)
Taxes levied at death, based on the value of property left behind. Federal death taxes are called estate taxes. Some states levy inheritance taxes on people who inherit property.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Matter of Colverd

... Spain, J. 972 Decedent died in 2000. Thereafter, petitioner—decedent's unmarried companion of nearly 30 years—commenced this proceeding in Surrogate's Court, as named executor, seeking probate of decedent's will. Three ...

MTR OF AMERICAN COMM. v. Dunn

... This appeal requires us to determine the standard applicable to a petition to vacate a probate decree brought by a nonparty to an initial probate proceeding and based upon "newlydiscovered evidence," which allegedly demonstrates that a probated will was procured through ...

Matter of Paigo

... Decedent died in June 2006 and petitioner sought to probate the will. ... Petitioner then moved for summary judgment 838 seeking dismissal of the objections and admitting the will to probate. Concluding that issues of fact existed, Surrogate's Court denied the motion. ...