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Should a will be filed in Probate Court in New York? How much does it cost to file a will in New York?

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I am wondering if my will should be filed with the probate court in New York of if I should just have it on file with an attorney or I should just keep it with my records.

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It is your choice as to where you keep your will. The most secure place is to file it in Surrogate's Court for which the court may charge a $45.00 fee. Check with the Surrogate's Court in the County in which you reside for more information.

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