Syracuse, NY asked in Estate Planning and Probate for New York

Q: Are a will and a health Proxy made in the state of MA (3 years ago) are valid in the state of NY?

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

A: Yes. But as the forms are different, I would change the health care proxy so NY hospitals do not give problems. Also, as state law differs, if the estate is large enough, change may be warranted for NY law if that is where maker of will resides now.

Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If the Will and HCP are valid in MA then they are valid in all states. However, if you have permanently moved, it is best to have both reviewed by a NY attorney. Some, like myself, will do that at no charge.

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