In New York State, all objections to a will must be written and filed with the Surrogate's Court. If you do not reduce your objections to writing, they are not considered part of the record, regardless how long you discuss them with a court attorney. There is a court filing fee which depends on if you request a jury. The major decision that guides your case is the timing of the filing of the objections. Specifically, do you file the objections before or after the 1404 examinations (examinations of the witness of a will). Filing objections should be done through a lawyer who will guide you with the strategy of your case and when to file.
Sharon M. Siegel, Esq.