What is the deadline for contesting a will in New York state?
Should the Executrix by law be obliged to submit both the will and Codocil to the probate
attorney and the probate court?
If the Executrix failed to inform her probate attorney and court of the existence of a Codicil is this cause for concern suggesting fraud?
Should the attorney who notarized the will and Codicil have a record of this transaction? Is this attorney obliged to inform the probate attorney of the existence of a Codicil? If this has not been done, is this a breach of the law in NY state?
If one of the two witnesses is an illegal immigrant at the time of signing the will and Codicil does that act affect the status of the will and Codicil?
Can the Executrix legally detach the Codicil and submit only the main testament and will to the attorney and court?
Is the Executrix obliged by law to file the entire will and Codicil and distribute to a sibling beneficiary an accurate summary of the estate
How are assets distinguished from estate in a will? Who makes that determination?
If the deceased person left an amount of money for funeral expenses and a sibling contributed additional money for the funeral expenses, should the Executrix be required to reimburse his portion if the original amount left by the deceased exceeded the total cost?
Why would an attorney authenticate a will that can be superseded by a joint tenancy survivor rights?
What evidence is required to establish that the deceased parent intended that her estate be distributed to both children as stated in each paragraph of the will -- "equal shares" -- and not solely to the Executrix?
Why would a parent sign a will in the presence of a lawyer and two witnesses if that parent were aware that the will as it pertains to the estate would be null and void under NY state law?
In such a situation, why would the attorney who authenticated the will be the only person entitled to purchase the house of the deceased person?