Changes to New York’s Small Estates Law

The Senate Bill S4951A effectively amended Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (SCPA) § 1301 to increase the gross value of a “small estate” to $50,000. This change applies to actions and proceedings commenced on or after November 25, 2019, regardless of when the decedent passed away. SCPA § 1301 Prior to this change, SCPA § 1301… Read More »

Burial Place Wishes

Archbishop Sheen was known for his evangelism, radio broadcasts, and television show “Life is Worth Living”, which aired nationwide in the 1950s. For the last several years, Catholic dioceses have been at odds as to where his mortal remains should be interred. His remains have been interred in a crypt in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral since… Read More »

How Can I Locate Life Insurance Policies and Annuity Contracts Owned by My Deceased Loved One?

If you have diligently searched through your deceased loved one’s financial records, tax returns, personal possessions, and safe deposit boxes, and you still cannot identify and locate your decease loved ones’ life insurance policies and annuity contracts, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) may be able to assist you. Search Request Form As a… Read More »