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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning and Entertainment / Sports for New York on
Q: How would you know if there's a will left and not just thrown away?
Gregory J. Tarone
Gregory J. Tarone answered on Sep 25, 2019

Unless there is anyone who would know how the Will may have come into existence, such as a lawyer who knew the deceased and may have drafted it, or someone who may have witnessed it or been told by the deceased about a Will made, there then is no way to know.

A diligent search of any and...
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Q: I am suing a venue for an event I had produced. I live in Queens, do I file in Queens or Fishkill?
Gregory J. Tarone
Gregory J. Tarone answered on Mar 1, 2019

If the event took place in Fishkill, depending on various factors including whether you have a written enforceable contract wherein it specifies the agreed venue for contractual disputes and the defendant's office is in Dutchess County, see New York Civil Practice Law and Rules Section 503,... Read more »

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Q: Is there a law that governs college scholarship contract provisions regarding behavior or conduct outside of athletics?

What can a team prevent athletes from doing on their own time?

Gregory J. Tarone
Gregory J. Tarone answered on Jul 21, 2018

Yes, and no, and to a certain extent it depends on the institution providing the scholarship and what the rule is. There is no specific "law" for it. That is, no state or federal statutes that apply. Scholarships are contracts governing the rights of the parties -- and that is where you begin to... Read more »

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Q: Can a high school athlete hire an agent to represent them in choosing a college?
Gregory J. Tarone
Gregory J. Tarone answered on May 8, 2018

Yes, but then he or she loses all amateur eligibility to compete in NCAA and other organizations' athletics, but not necessarily the Olympics. An amateur athlete cannot have an agent. It is entirely legitimate to engage the services of a lawyer on a fee basis for legal advice and guidance, but... Read more »

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Q: Is a completely handwritten will that is witnessed and notarized without a lawyer, still a halographic will?
Gregory J. Tarone
Gregory J. Tarone answered on Feb 12, 2014

No, not because it is handwritten. That is style, not substantive. New York Estates, Powers and Trusts Law Sec. 3-2.1(b) addresses the informality of statutory execution, acknowledgement, attestation and notarization, which must be strictly fulfilled in their policy substance as recognized under... Read more »

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