Bridgeport, CT asked in Probate for New York

Q: My sister died without a will in NYC. I have given all of the necessary documents to lawyer working with administrator.

I have provided all necessary proof of kinship as the only sibling and there is nobody else to contest that I am the sole heir. I have no living relatives. However, I am being asked to prove that my sister never married or had children - which she did not. Will a professional genealogist report showing this be accepted as proof in NYC court?

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

A: You need a better lawyer. This is accomplished with an affidavit of heirship and does not require a genealogical search. Anyone who does this area of the law should know this.

Anthony M. Avery agrees with this answer

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