Roosevelt, NY asked in Estate Planning for New York

Q: I was asked to sign a document stating that my niece is the only daughter of my brother and that there are no other

persons who can claim they get a portion of her father's estate. Years ago, my brother said he wanted to leave me some money but I don't know if he did it. My sister hasn't been asked to sign anything. My niece hasn't mentioned anything about my being in the will. Is this type of document normal or is she trying to deceive me?

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

A: All next of kin must be notified, whether in the will or not. This is normal to preclude you from claiming there is some other next of kin. But, you should be getting a copy of the will before you sign anything.

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