Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu

Monthly Archives: February 2020


Can My Spouse Still Inherit from My Estate If We Were Getting a Divorce When I Died?

By Meyer & Spencer, P.C. |

In New York, the surviving spouses of a deceased person have the right to take an “elective share” of their estate. The elective share rule effectively prohibits someone from completely disinheriting the spouse via a will or trust. The scope of the elective share depends on whether the deceased spouse had an estate plan… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Does My Will Need a Simultaneous Death Clause?

By Meyer & Spencer, P.C. |

Here is a question we often get asked by married couples: If we both die at the same time, say in a common car accident, what happens to our respective estates? Does it matter which spouse technically died first, even if the deaths occurred just a couple of minutes–or even a couple of days–apart?… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

© 2017 - 2020 Meyer & Spencer, P.C. All rights reserved.
This law firm website & legal marketing is managed by MileMark Media.

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • linkedin
Follow Us On
Contact Form Tab