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How Much Does an Estate Need to be Worth to Go to Probate Court in New York?

In New York, the probate court has the responsibility of distributing a deceased person’s assets after their death. Probate proceedings occur in a particular court, called the surrogate’s court, located in the county where the decedent was living when they died. When a person dies with a will in place, the probate court will distribute […]

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Five Tips for Incapacity Planning

Incapacity planning is one of the most important parts of estate plans. At the Law Offices of Barton P. Levine, we have helped many clients successfully plan for their future needs. Many Americans will end up needing long-term care. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a 65-year-old today has a nearly […]

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The Two Types of Consumer Bankruptcy

Shutdowns related to the coronavirus have caused significant financial hardship for many Americans. Many Americans have added to their credit card debt to pay their bills after being laid off or having their work hours reduced. The federal government and state governments have provided some protection for consumers, placing moratoriums on landlords’ ability to evict […]