Novato, CA asked in Estate Planning for New York

Q: Do I need a lawyer to probate a will?

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Stephen Bilkis

  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Under NY law it isn't required, but it is recommended. To probate a will, you will need to prove validity and execute the terms. Depending on the circumstances, this can be complex. It is always a good idea to speak with a lawyer before you try and do it yourself.

Michael David Siegel

  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: No. It is legal to probate on your own.

Barry Eran Janay agrees with this answer

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