How can I proceed as a poor person in the Nassau, NY Surrogate? I'm not an attorney, and I haven't been able to defer a retainer pending HELOC.
(1) Is there a poor persons option for the Surrogate?
(2) If not, can I make a motion in Civil Court for relief in the Surrogate?
(3) The costs ($1,250 doubled for unknown reasons) will
exhaust my available assets for complying with a Cease and Desist
Order, or even paying the recording costs of a deed needed
to qualify for STAR exemption and senior discount on the property
tax ($16k+ liens, $10k+arrear).
I have been unable to find counsel willing to waive retainer
pending Reverse Mortgage which becomes possible following
re-titling and Cease and desist compliance.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Call the Public Administrator’s office and they will handle the estate.