Patchogue, NY asked in Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate Law for New York

Q: I am the remainderman of a life estate. Should I have received any documentation (i.e. deed) after probate is done?

Grandfather passed away a few months ago and gave a life estate to my aunt who lives in the home. She is also the executor of his will. I am a remainderman. Now that probate is complete, should I have received anything that says I own an interest in the home? Or it is simply passed on to me upon my aunt's death?

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

A: There should be a recorded deed with you as remainderman, and aunt with life estate. Ask the lawyer for a copy, or you need to go to the County Clerk (if Suffolk Co., which is where you posted from).

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