See my other response to your message. it is unclear what happened in 2010, and I really think you need to consult with an attorney rather than release information on a message board. Henrietta isn't that big of a place, and the exposure an avvo post can have can be huge.
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Duplicate posting. Please see my answer to one of the others.
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At this point, you would be best served by consulting with a local estate planning attorney to review your specific facts and circumstances. Once you have reviewed the situation with an estate planner, you will be able to make an informed decision on how to move forward and properly address your concerns.
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I am assuming your husband signed a Will in 2010 and you are concerned that his siblings could challenge the same based upon his alleged promise of sharing money with them. Based on these facts, your husband's siblings would not be likely to successfully challenge the Will itself because you and your children are the sole heirs of his estate under New York law.
With that said, they could bring a claim against his estate for the money he promised them. They would need to prove that they have a valid claim, which is typically done through a promise which is in writing.
As noted by the other attorneys in this thread, I would strongly urge you to have a New York attorney review your precise circumstances to protect you and your children in this situation. Best of luck to you.
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