I recommend that everybody in New York State should have a will. The laws of New York govern what happens to a person’s assets on their death if they don’t have a will. And those laws may not coincide with what the person making the will really wants to have happen upon their death.
There may be relatives who have money or houses already and don’t need to share in a person’s estate. So having a will in New York allows that person to designate who gets their assets and also allows them to designate who will administer their estate which is named the executor in the will.
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