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Five most frequently asked questions
The Law Office of Jeffrey L. Weinstein

After many years as a probate lawyer, here are some of the most frequently asked questions: 1. Can a copy of a WILL be probated? Generally, only the original WILL may be probated. However, if it can be proven that the original WILL was never revoked and was destroyed AFTER the death of the decedent,…

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Water Damaged Will
The Law Office of Jeffrey L. Weinstein

In the case Estate of Torleiv Larsen, 2016 NYLJ (Richmond County Surrogate Court) Alexander James Larsen, decedent’s grandson and sole distributee, sought to admit a document purporting to be decedent’s will. The document had sustained water damage and the signatures of decedent and attesting witnesses were wiped away. The question before the court was whether…

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