Menifee, CA asked in Probate for New York

Q: I found old will dated 2001 but a newer will was filed into probate in 2016 What do I do?

In 2001 my brother, who had recently divorced, gave me a copy of his Will in which he appointed me Executor. In 2002, brother remarries and remains married up until his death in 2016. A will dated June 2016 was filed into probate by his 3rd wife, and I received a copy of it. Last week in searching for paperwork having nothing do with me or my brother, I happened to open an old envelope and found the old will copy my brother had given me. I made his heirs aware of the old will. (Probate on my brother's estate is still open and I have no standing in it and am not a beneficiary in any way nor am I looking to be.) What is my legal responsibility and/or liability to the discovery of this old will 1-1/2 years after my brother's death, other than informing his heirs?

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Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: None

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Inna Fershteyn
Inna Fershteyn
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: None. New will governs, old will is pretty irrelevant unless his other heirs want to contest the estate.

www.brooklyntrustandwill.com

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