Estate Planning

NY Right of Election

Don’t You, Forget About Me: No You Cannot Disinherit a Spouse

Does a Spouse have a Right to Inherit? New York does not allow a spouse to be disinherited. Children, yes. It has not always been the case that spouses were protected over children. Some countries, and even Puerto Rico, still have forced heirship laws, mandating assets to pass down the blood line. But New York …

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Estate Planning for Musicians

Estate Planning for Musicians

New York is a mecca for the arts and there are approximately 12,000 professional musicians living in New York City and countless others just breaking into the music business. This includes studios musicians, band members, opera singers, soloists, hip hop artists, Broadway performers, orchestra musicians, composers, and songwriters. In addition to having the same estate …

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