Michael S. Haber’s Guides

Michael S. Haber

New York Probate Attorney.

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  1. Can A Spouse Be Disinherited?

    Written by attorney Michael Haber, over 3 years ago.

    Not All Marriages Made In Heaven Most people provide in their wills for their spouses to receive much, if not all, of their estates. But, as you know, not every marriage is made in heaven — some are

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  2. Intestacy (or Dying Without A Will)

    Written by attorney Michael Haber, over 3 years ago.

    What happens when a person dies without a will? A person who dies without a will is said to die “intestate.” When a person does have a will, the person’s assets are divided and distributed in accor

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  3. Estate Tax 101

    Written by attorney Michael Haber, over 3 years ago.

    What Is Estate Tax? Estate tax is a tax that is collected on the transfer of one’s assets after death. It is determined by adding all of the decedent’s date-of-death assets and then applying an vari

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  4. Probate 101

    Written by attorney Michael Haber, over 3 years ago.

    What Is Probate? The word probate stems from the Latin word meaning "to prove." The probate process is the process of proving the genuineness and validity of a person’s last will and testament. The

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  5. What You Need To Know About Signing A Will In New York

    Written by attorney Michael Haber, over 3 years ago.

    Legal Requirements New York law requires that a will be witnessed by two persons. Often, lawyers will have three witnesses. None of the witnesses should be a person who has an interest in the estat

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  6. What is "Unjust Enrichment"?

    Written by attorney Michael Haber, over 3 years ago.

    What Do You Need To Prove To Win An Unjust Enrichment Claim? Unjust enrichment is an obligation that the law creates even without any contract or agreement. In order for a plaintiff to prevail on a

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  7. Is It Fraud?

    Written by attorney Michael Haber, over 3 years ago.

    Fraud Defined A typical fraud claim involves a misrepresentation made by one person to another. The familiar elements of fraud are (1) a misrepresentation of fact, (2) which was false and known and

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  8. Guardianship Law in New York

    Written by attorney Michael Haber, over 3 years ago.

    What is a Guardianship Proceeding? In 1993, New York revamped its laws concerning the appointment of persons to protect those who are unable, for whatever reason, to attend to their personal or finan

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  9. What is a Motion for Summary Judgment?

    Written by attorney Michael Haber, almost 4 years ago.

    Background Most of us know what a trial is. It's a hearing at which evidence is presented, witnesses testify, and (usually) a jury observes the entire proceeding. The job of the jury is to establis

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  10. What You Need to Know About Age Discrimination

    Written by attorney Michael Haber, almost 4 years ago.

    Age Discrimination in General The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act [“ADEA”] makes it unlawful for an employer to fire, refuse to hire, or “otherwise discriminate” against someone because

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