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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