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Estate Administration in New York: Probate and Intestate Administration

posted Oct 31, 2012, 2:26 PM by Bryan Berson   [ updated Sep 13, 2014, 6:18 PM ]

state administration is the settlement of the estate of a deceased person (the “decedent”).  A fiduciary satisfies creditors, distributes assets to beneficiaries, and pays estate taxes.  This column considers estate administration where a decedent dies (1) with a will or (2) without a will.  In both situations, New York’s Surrogate’s Court (“Court”) has jurisdiction.

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