New York Court denies live-in caretaker’s (now wife) right to elective share

A recent decision by the Kings County Surrogate’s Court in a predatory marriage case could potentially change elder abuse cases nationwide. It marks a change in the court’s attitude towards elder exploitation, particularly ones that result in a “predatory marriage”.  A landmark decision, it sets new precedent for victims of elder abuse and their families.

Click on address below for article dated July 17, 2018 in WealthManagement.com online publication.

 

Perry A. Shulman, CPA

Chair – Orion Eleder Abuse Committment Committee

A Step in the Right Direction for Elder Abuse Cases

A recent decision by the Kings County Surrogate’s Court in a predatory marriage case could potentially change elder abuse cases nationwide. It marks a change in the court’s attitude towards elder exploitation, particularly ones that result in a predatory marriage. A landmark decision, it sets new precedent for victims of elder abuse and their families.

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  1. Mark A Zilberman, LCSW says

    Perry,
    Fabulous news and thank you for sharing. I was surprised to hear that despite a Will a spouse could be automatically eligible for a third. To me that sounds like intestacy and questions the point of a Will. I was also surprised that this matter took a decade. But, I guess when there are millions at stake there are ample funds to pursue litigation. Thanks again.
    -Mark

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