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bank in new york city needs a letter of testamentary-there is will i am the executor,am i

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bank in new york city needs a letter of testamentary-there is will i am the executor,am i forcing myself to probate the will?

i need a letter testamentary for bank in new york-i am the executer of the will can i get letter from surrogate court with out probating will?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  John Elder replied 4 years ago.
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Unfortunately no. You must probate the will with the surrogate court to get your letters testamentary.

If the assets are minimal then you may be able to file a small estate so that you have a limited, easier probate.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Expert:  John Elder replied 4 years ago.
I am happy to follow up if you have specific questions for me to clarify.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
do n.y.c courts demand that the will be probated before they give me a letter of testamentary?
Expert:  John Elder replied 4 years ago.
Yes. You are required to go through the small estate with the probate of the will. If there is a Will then you must probate it to get letters testamentary. The process can be completed using the link that I sent you. Your other option is to go down to the surrogates court in the county where the person died.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i paid forty-five dollars already,the last reply was the answer to my question i am not going to pay ninety dollars!
Expert:  John Elder replied 4 years ago.
No, no, no. I am just following up to your initial question. You are only paying the initial deposit. Follow up questions do NOT cost you more.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you.

Expert:  John Elder replied 4 years ago.
Your welcome!