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Research Guide on Wills: With Special Emphasis on New York: HOME

This Research guide will discuss the laws of wills and decedent's estates in New York and also contain a general discussion on the laws of wills and the Uniform Probate Code.

INTRODUCTION

   The law which governs wills and decedent’s estates is predominantly statutory. While there is a Uniform Probate Code, it has not been adopted by all of the states. Therefore, it is important to check the statutes in the proper jurisdiction before preparing any documents. This research guide will discuss the law of wills and decedent’s estates in New York, and then contain a general discussion on the law of wills and the Uniform Probate Code.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS – SUBJECT HEADINGS

Estate Planning - - New York

Executors and administrators - - New York (State)

Forms (Law) - - New York State

Future Interests - - United States

Inheritance and transfer tax - - Law and legislation - - New York (State)

Inheritance and transfer tax - - Law and legislation - - United States

Inheritance and transfer tax - - United States

New York (State) Estates, Powers and Trusts Law

New York (State) Surrogate's Court and Procedure Act

Probate Courts -  - New York (State)

Probate law and practice - - New York (State)

Probate law and practice - - United States - - States

Trusts and trustees - - New York (State) - - Forms

Trusts and trustees - - United States

Wills - - New York (State)

Wills - - New York (State) - - Forms

Wills - - United States

Subject Guide