Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in New York

How to I go about petitioning a court to named as the executor of an estate if there was no will?

Asked on 8/19/10, 3:03 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Arnold Nager Arnold H. Nager, Esquire

You apply in the Surrogate's Court located in the county where the decedent lived at death to be named Administrator of the estate. A close relative has priority, i.e.: surviving spouse, child, etc. You may be required to post a bond.

This can be done for you by an attorney.

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Answered on 8/24/10, 3:54 pm

Walter LeVine Walter D. LeVine, Esq.

I agree with Arnold on the procedure and the priority of who can qualify.

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Answered on 8/27/10, 7:52 pm

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