Fort Worth, TX asked in Probate for New York

Q: Ask Written questions to individuals in a contested Will case.

My brother died in 2020 and left his estate to unrelated individual. I would like to present certain individuals with a list of questions that they would be required to answer.

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Gary Krim
Gary Krim
  • Probate Lawyer
  • White Plains, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If you have not contested the Will and the Will has been admitted to probate, you are probably unable to require them to answer questions.

If you are contesting the Will then you are able to ask certain questions and get some discovery, relating to the Will contest. If the contest is successful then you might be able able to ask broader questions, but that depends on what happens after the successful contest.

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