Estate Law

A person's estate includes everything that person owns at any given time, whether solely or jointly owned with a spouse or partner. An estate can include anything from property to patents, bank accounts, stocks, or pension plans - as well as debts from taxes, loans, and liens.

Estate Law is the body of law governing the management of personal affairs and how property is distributed in the event of incapacity or death. In some states it also includes elder law dealing with elder specific issues beyond estate planning such as long-term care and Social Security benefits.

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An estate includes all of the assets owned at any time by a person

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Latest Estate Law Question

Partner of 17 years died suddenly. Will I be evicted from the home we shared?
Common law marriage is generally not recognized in New York.

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