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Can my out of state will be probated in New York?

One question that some people have when considering their estate is whether a will from another state can be admissible to probate in New York.

New York has a foreign wills act, which allows a will to be admissible to probate if the will was validly executed under the law of the state where the will was executed. The will was validly executed under New York law. Or the will was validly executed under the law of the state where the testator was domiciled (living and planned to stay) at the time the will was executed or when the testator died.

In order to figure out whether an out of state (foreign) will can be admissible to probate in New York, you may consider speaking with a NY estate attorney. They will be able to explain how the laws apply to your specific situation and whether the testators will can be probated in New York. This applies if you’re the person trying to get the will probated or perhaps if you’re a person who doesn’t want the will to be probated. If there’s a chance you’ll have an estate fight it’s important to know where you stand legally.

If you wish to speak to a New York estate attorney, call the Law Offices of Albert Goodwin at 718-509-9774.