Estate & Wills Dispute Litigation
Estate and Wills Dispute Litigation Attorneys
In the state of New York, Surrogate’s Court is the Court that resolves disputes involving a disposition of a decedent’s property and claims against the decedent’s estate. Normally, a decedent’s property is distributed without incident under the terms of a Will or, if there was no Will, as the law requires. Although rare, Surrogate’s Court will oversee trials and other contested hearings involving, for example, whether a Will was properly executed, or is genuine (“Will contest”), whether a particular person should inherit property, and whether an estate representative acted properly in administering the decedent’s estate.