For many years attorneys in New York have debated the merits of using a Revocable Living Trust (RLT) or a Last Will and Testament (LWT) as the estate planning tool of choice. The Covid19 pandemic with its resulting closure of the Surrogate’s Courts in New York State has helped tipped the scales towards utilizing a RLT as it does not require that it be admitted to Probate in the Surrogate’s Court in the county where the decedent resided. Avoiding filings with the Court and the time, delays, legal fees and Court costs of the Probate process is a significant advantage of using the RLT.
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We are pleased to announce the reopening of our White Plains office location for in-office meetings. We are following the applicable New York State regulations for Phase 2 re-openings. These regulations limit in-person gatherings, so although we will hold a select number of in-person meetings, we will continue to encourage telephone and video-conference meetings whenever possible. We have implemented health and safety procedures for all staff, as well as those clients who come into the office. Please click here for in-office meeting procedures.