516-570-4016
We take your legal matters personally.

Reena Gulati Blog

Your relative (the decedent) died and left a will. The distribution of the decedent’s estate under the will is different from what you thought it would be. Maybe it excluded you completely or severely minimized your share. That can cause anger and resentment and can feel unjust. But the real question is if that was the decedent’s wish or was the decedent influenced in any way. Can a legal claim be made for undue influence?

Read More

What is a shared meter condition? It is when the utility meter that measures gas and electric or steam provided to a tenant also includes common areas that are the responsibility of the owner but are being billed on the tenant’s meter. This is in contravention of the current New York Shared Meter Law. Shared meter conditions can arise accidentally or intentionally. Either way, they are not permissible. The shared meter condition must be eliminated, or the meter must be placed in the name of the owner/landlord and the owner will remain responsible for all charges. This law cannot be waived by the tenant, owner, or utility company. Shared meter conditions are contrary to public policy.

Read More

Solar panels are a good source of energy and good for the environment. However, they can wreak havoc with the closing process if they are not fully owned by the seller.

Read More

Any person or person authorized by law can serve as the executor. There are exceptions as enumerated in the Surrogate Court Procedure Act §707.

Read More

The short answer is yes but it is not a definitive answer. If the estate of the decedent will take a long time to go through probate, if there is a will or in the absence of a will, the administration of the decedent’s estate will be protracted due to disputes within the estate, such as a will contest or the objection to the appointment of a nominated Executor for fear that that the nominee is unfit for the job or fails to qualify, a Preliminary Executor can be appointed.

Read More