You need to repost this in the NY Avvo forum. In CO, a will has to go through probate if estate assets exceed $60,000 or there is real property that needs to be probated. Normally, in a formal probate, there needs to be a very meticulous final accounting. Even in an informal probate, there needs to be an initial accounting and a final accounting. However, I am not sure what the requirements are in NY state.
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