New York residents who have wills likely appointed an executor whose job is to make sure the testator's wishes are carried out. This typically involves managing an estate until the testator's assets and property can be divided among beneficiaries, but there are instances when a beneficiary must take action if an executor is not properly administering an estate.
There are many events in a New York resident's life that could trigger an update to their estate plan. If people have yet to draw up their first will, they may start thinking about what to put in their will during the important events in their life. Some of the life events that can tell a person it's time to write or amend a will could be a marriage, the birth of a child, a divorce or the death of a family member.