LexisNexis AnswerGuide: New York Surrogate's Court
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LexisNexis AnswerGuide: New York Surrogate's Court is topically organized and procedurally driven with descriptively-titled section headings and checklists for ease of research. It cites seminal cases and precise references to codes and court rules.
LexisNexis AnswerGuide: New York Surrogate's Court also directs the user to in-depth analysis and forms coverage via "Practice Resources" in each section. References to titles such as Warrens' Heaton on Surrogate's Court Practice, the authority cited most often by the Surrogates themselves, and Bender's Forms for the Civil Practice, which includes all official forms of the New York Surrogate's Court, take the user directly to a relevant section or form.
LexisNexis AnswerGuide: New York Surrogate's Court also provides access to public records (e.g., locating an out-of-state beneficiary) by way of sample online searches easily modified to suit the user's needs.
The title is replete with checklists and features 170 practice pointers—Strategic Point, Timing, Warning, and Exception—that ensure best practices and help avoid practice pitfalls.
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Table of contents
CHAPTER 1 Jurisdiction
CHAPTER 2 Pleadings, Process, and Virtual Representation
CHAPTER 3 Probate Proceedings
CHAPTER 4 Intestate Administration
CHAPTER 5 Small Estate Administration (Voluntary Administration) and Avoiding Administration
CHAPTER 6 Temporary Administration
CHAPTER 7 Foreign Estates
CHAPTER 8 Claims Against Estate
CHAPTER 9 Disposition of Real Property
CHAPTER 10 Trusts and Trustees
CHAPTER 11 Guardians of Infants
CHAPTER 12 Guardians of Intellectually Disabled
and Developmentally Disabled Persons
CHAPTER 13 Guardians of Incapacitated Persons Under Mental Hygiene Law Article 81
CHAPTER 14 General Provisions Relating to Letters
CHAPTER 15 Appearing in Surrogate's Court
CHAPTER 16 Accountings of Fiduciaries
CHAPTER 17 Miscellaneous Proceedings
CHAPTER 18 Trials and Hearings
CHAPTER 19 Attorney's Fees
CHAPTER 20 Commissions of Fiduciaries
CHAPTER 21 Court Fees
CHAPTER 22 Records and Recording