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.
Hillary A. Frommer focuses her practice in estate planning, 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.
I gave the two "3"s because although I thought overall this was very good, it seemed somewhat rudimentary. I didn't get a clear idea of how to initiate a process of either proving that someone has testamentary capacity, or the opposite, how to build a case that demonstrates someone does not have that capacity. I thought the presenter was thoroughly knowledgeable of the subject matter but could organize and tighten up the presentation. I would still recommend this to a colleague. My critique is more nuanced, not a substantive criticism.
Very informative and thought provoking. I learned the importance of the criteria for Testamentary capacity. Interesting...….
Very good and clear explanation of this topic and discussion of most relevant case law.
I liked the focus on, references to, specific case-law. Was an in-depth presentation on a relatively narrow issue. Thanks.
it was a pleasure viewing this cle. having done several of these cases, she was right on.
Comprehensive recitation of case law.
very clear speaker, thank you!
Great course to give you substantive information, case law, and technical advice on this important area of estate law.
This lecture was one of the better ones I have heard.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and clear. Very well done.
very good lecturer
One of your best presentations.
really good presentation
Very well done.
Excellent presentation. Very helpful.
Clear and interesting speaker. Chose a reasonable subject,, didn't rush as many other do.
Excellent. Concise but thoroughly covers topic.
Course is a must.
good, clear description of the issues involved
I am impressed with the knowledge of the Lawline presenters thus far. Wish I had known about this sooner!
She seemed very experienced
Very interesting and clearly presented
Packed with useful insight, yet concise and well-paced. Great course!
Ms. Frommer was excellent - very informed and i learned an awful lot!
Good stuff... one of my law professors was a Farrell Fritz attorney. Excellent.
Very good course
Good program. Very informative.
She was great.
Very knowledgeable instructor. Made the topic material interesting.
just the facts was a perfect summary
The presentation was specific and a offered a good application of the law.
Very comprehensive and entertaining
Program provided a good overview of subject matter court decisions.
Excellent. Very clear, good slides, very interesting.
Very knowledgeable instructor
The speaker was very easy to understand and listen to.
Great Course. Interesting topic.
knowledgeable well spoken presenter
Great materials and a very informative CLE!
Informative and concisely presented.
The lecturer was excellent
Excellent. Very good speaker.
Excellent presentation - well prepared and delivered
Great material and lecture to the point and quite accurate.
Very good speaker. She gave us 2 hours of information in one hours' time.