Hi I'm Jan...my deceased mom's estate
is being handled in New York State. I live in Florida and I'm a beneficiary in the will. Assets are in a Morgan Stanley account. My cousin is executor to the estate. It'll be 3 years this June of my mother passing and a NY estate lawyer being hired to handle things. No probate
, no contesting....yet my inheritance has not been disbursed as of yet. Wondering how long it takes for closure to the estate.
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Customer: I contacted a NY state lawyer early last year (a free consultation via phone call). I did not retain that firm due to finances...couldn't afford the retainer.
JA: Is there anything else the Estate Lawyer should be aware of?
Customer: When I question my cousin (the executrix) she tells me reason why there's no closure/disbursement is due to tax filings with IRS and NY State.
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