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Michael Haber’s Legal Guides

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  • History of NY's Surrogate's Court

    This brief guide provides interesting background and history of New York's Surrogate's Court, the court in which estate proceedings such as probate of wills and administration of intestate estates are

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  • Qualifications to Serve As Fiduciary For an Estate

    The best way to understand who can serve as an executor or administrator of an estate is to recognize that anyone can so serve unless he or she falls within one of the exceptions. Those Who Are Never

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  • The Mechanics of a Proper Will

    There are some simple steps that are taken by the draftsman of a will that help ease the probate process and prevent the court from denying probate. An appreciation of these will help you to properly

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  • How To Prepare A Will For Probate

    If a loved one has passed away, there are some simple steps to take to help make sure that person's will can be readily probated. Locate the Will If you know, or think you know, where his or her will

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  • What Happens If You Can't Find an Original Will?

    These days, "electronic signatures" are often just as good as original signatures, and a pdf version frequently suffices for the original; . Yet, there are only limited circumstances in which a photoc

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  • Powers & Duties of Estate Fiduciaries in NY

    This legal guide provides a simple overview of the job of the executor or administrator of an estate. What is an Executor? What is an Administrator? As a general rule, an executor is the person nomin

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  • What to Do If Your Employer Cheated You Out of Money You've Earned

    This Guide provides an overview of major provisions of federal and state laws that protect workers' pay, gives you the tools to figure out if you have been underpaid, allows you to calculate how much

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  • Death Kills A Power of Attorney

    Clients are always asking about the effect of a power of attorney after the death of the principal (the person who signed the power of attorney). This concise Legal Guide answers that question with a

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  • Should You Draft Your Own Will?

    An attorney advising you to use an attorney to draft a will may fall under the category of "Don't ask a barber if you need a haircut." But there are many good reasons why an attorney should draft a w

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  • How To Revoke A Will

    Just as there are specific requirements for how to execute a Will, there also are highly specific requirements for how to revoke a Will. Changing Your Mind Everyone is entitled to change their minds.

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