New York Practice Guide: Probate and Estate Administration
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New York Practice Guide: Probate and Estate Administration features expert guidance on the essentials of probate and estate administration in New York State. In-depth analysis of state and federal statutes, case law, regulations, and statewide court rules are presented in a "how-to'' format that includes detailed, practice-oriented and topical coverage of Surrogate's Court practice and estate administration. Inside you'll find:
• Preliminary administration steps
• Probate practice
• Administration of estate assets
• Estate accounting
• Federal and state taxation and estate tax returns
• Legal background and procedural guide
• Checklists, forms and practice points
• Reference guide
First published 1985. 2 Volumes; loose-leaf; updated annually with revisions.
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Table of contents
PART I PRELIMINARY STEPS AND SMALL ESTATES
CHAPTER 1 Preliminary Steps to Probate and Estate Administration
CHAPTER 2 Settlement of Small Estates
PART II PROBATE OF THE WILL
CHAPTER 3 The Validity of the Will
CHAPTER 4 Jurisdiction and Types of Probate Proceedings
CHAPTER 5 Parties
CHAPTER 6 Service of Process, Waiver of Process and Appearance
CHAPTER 7 Petition for Probate and Other Required Documents
CHAPTER 8 Examination of Attesting Witnesses
CHAPTER 9 Preliminary Letters Testamentary
CHAPTER 10 Letters of Administration with the Will Annexed
CHAPTER 11 Objections to Probate; Trial of Contested Probate Proceeding
PART III LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 12 Temporary Administration
CHAPTER 13 Letters of Administration
CHAPTER 14 Letters of Administration De Bonis Non (D.B.N.)
CHAPTER 15 Guardians Ad Litem
CHAPTER 16 Guardians
CHAPTER 17 Guardian for Personal Needs and/or Property Management Appointed Under Mental Hygiene Law Article 81
Chapters 18-19 [Reserved]
PART IV MISCELLANEOUS PROCEEDINGS
CHAPTER 20 Ancillary Proceedings
CHAPTER 21 Miscellaneous Proceedings
CHAPTER 22 Proceedings for Advice and Direction
CHAPTER 23 Compensation of Attorneys
CHAPTER 24 Proceeding for Construction and Reformation
PART V ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE ASSETS
CHAPTER 25 Marshalling The Estate Assets
CHAPTER 26 Custody and Preservation
CHAPTER 27 Enforcement of Estate's Claims
CHAPTER 28 Disposition of Claims Against the Estate
CHAPTER 29 Managing and Disposing of the Decedent's Business
CHAPTER 30 Disposition of Real Property
CHAPTER 31 Payment of Legacies and Distributive Shares
Chapters 32-33 [Reserved]
PART VI TAXATION OF WEALTH TRANSFER
CHAPTER 34 Federal Estate Taxation
CHAPTER 35 New York Estate Taxation
CHAPTER 36 Income Tax Returns Filed By The Fiduciary
Chapters 37-39 [Reserved]
PART VII ACCOUNTING OF ESTATE ASSETS
CHAPTER 40 Procedures for Accounting
CHAPTER 41 The Accounting