Establishing Capacity in Will Contests in New York

(1584 Ratings)

Produced on: September 14, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

What does a testator need to know and understand in order to make a valid Will?  

How can one prove that a testator had mental capacity and survive a Will contest?  

In this course, Hillary Frommer examines these questions, focusing on the value of medical records and the use of expert testimony in the course of will contests in New York. This presentation addresses what a testator needs to know and understand in order to make a will, and explore how one proves testamentary capacity to survive a will contest. 



Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the elements of testamentary capacity
  2. Understand the presumption of testamentary capacity
  3. Discuss how medical records are used to prove testamentary capacity
  4. Recognize what expert testimony is often used to prove testamentary capacity
  5. Grasp how the courts weigh the admissibility of such evidence

Faculty

Hillary Frommer

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Hillary A. Frommer focuses her practice in litigation, primarily estate matters including contested probate proceedings and contested accounting proceedings. She has extensive trial and appellate experience in both federal and state courts.

Ms. Frommer also represents large and small businesses, financial institutions and individuals in complex business disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, employment disputes and other commercial matters.

Reviews

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ANTONIO M.

Great course to give you substantive information, case law, and technical advice on this important area of estate law.

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Frank M.

This lecture was one of the better ones I have heard.

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Stuart I. J.

Loved this

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Charles T.

The instructor was very knowledgeable and clear. Very well done.

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Eleanor G.

very good lecturer

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Andrew B.

One of your best presentations.

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Mark W.

good presentation

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James A.

really good presentation

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Lawrence C.

Very well done.

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Maria F.

Excellent presentation. Very helpful.

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John L.

Excellent presentation.

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SHARON S.

Clear and interesting speaker. Chose a reasonable subject,, didn't rush as many other do.

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Joseph T.

Excellent. Concise but thoroughly covers topic.

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Edmund A. F.

very good

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Ann W.

Course is a must.

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Andrew S.

good, clear description of the issues involved

JB
Jeffrey B.

good

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Margaret R.

I am impressed with the knowledge of the Lawline presenters thus far. Wish I had known about this sooner!

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Liza F.

She seemed very experienced

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Brennan Y.

Great!

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Anthony B.

Excellent program

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Robyn B.

Great speaker!!!

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Jane S.

Very interesting and clearly presented

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John E.

Packed with useful insight, yet concise and well-paced. Great course!

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Agnes M.

Ms. Frommer was excellent - very informed and i learned an awful lot!

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Gil M.

Good stuff... one of my law professors was a Farrell Fritz attorney. Excellent.

JS
Johnny S.

Very good course

AC
Ashok C.

good

SW
Silda W.

Well presented

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Richard W.

Good program. Very informative.

JB
Jasmine B.

Great Job!

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Trisha L.

She was great.

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Robert M.

Very knowledgeable instructor. Made the topic material interesting.

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CATHERINE M.

just the facts was a perfect summary

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Rosa L.

The presentation was specific and a offered a good application of the law.

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Melissa W.

Very comprehensive and entertaining

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Matthew D.

very good

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Silvia C.

Very informative.

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Paul S.

Program provided a good overview of subject matter court decisions.

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Danielle G.

Excellent. Very clear, good slides, very interesting.

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JC M.

Very knowledgeable instructor

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Kristina M.

The speaker was very easy to understand and listen to.

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julie f.

Great seminar.

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Tara K.

Great Course. Interesting topic.

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patrick r.

knowledgeable well spoken presenter

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John H.

Great materials and a very informative CLE!

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Gary D.

Informative and concisely presented.

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Robert S.

The lecturer was excellent

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Brian S.

Excellent. Very good speaker.

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J. Donald H.

Excellent presentation - well prepared and delivered

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David O.

Excellent

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Debra G.

Great material and lecture to the point and quite accurate.

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Albert P P.

Very good speaker. She gave us 2 hours of information in one hours' time.

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Eva A.

Excellent

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