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Q: My siblings and I not in NY but New York lawyer states long lost relative estate in probate what does this mean for us?

We all live in different states and another country. We are being sent papers to review and sign. What are these papers. This person we are told is our uncle. Lawyer found my father to notify but he has passed now lawyer wants us to sign papers but did not explain what they were for. Just told us my uncle has an estate in probate and New York has certain laws for probate. What are these papers?

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

A: Without seeing the paperwork, no one can properly advise you. Normally, when someone files a petition to be granted power to administer an estate, they ask potential distributees to consent to their appointment.

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

A: As apparent next of kin, you are being asked to consent to the will, which presumably leaves you out. You should have gotten a copy of the will. If you consent the will is probated without a hearing. If you do not consent there will be a hearing at which time you can object.

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