Yi W. Stewart, of Farrell Fritz P.C., has made available for download her article, “Father Disqualified as Child’s Intestate Distributee for Failure to Support”, published in the New York Trust & Estates Litigation Blog. The abstract is as follows:
In the recent case Matter of Lee, New York County Surrogate’s Court granted a motion for summary determination that decedent’s father was disqualified as a distributee and beneficiary for failure to support decedent pursuant to EPTL 4-1.4 (a)(1) (Matter of Estate of Lee | NYLJ, Apr. 2, 2021, p.22, col 3 [Sur Ct, NY County 2021])
The court noted the tragic underlying facts. Decedent died at age 14, survived by his divorced parents. Decedent’s mother, who was the custodial parent and administrator of the estate, petitioned for the father’s disqualification and moved for summary judgment.
Click here to view Yi W. Stewart’s summary of “Father Disqualified as Child’s Intestate Distributee for Failure to Support”
Posted by Marin Larkin, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.