• Sean Hayes

Intestate Succession in New York: Dying without a Last Will and Testament in NY


In a previous article, we emphasized the importance of writing a “Last Will and Testament” and how a will helps protect your loved ones and allows you to determine what happens to your property after you pass. Under New York Law, when a person dies without a will, the Rules on Intestate Succession (§§ 4-1.1 – 4-1.6) govern the properties and affairs of the decedent. A will is essential for most individuals.


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