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Richard William Cutler

  • International Law
  • New York
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International Law
Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 1031194
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Q. I the son am beneficiary in my moms will.she had a joint bank account of 17ooo.who gets the money.
A: In New York, the names on the bank account trump the will, or more accurately, the bank account passes outside the will. That your sister is executor of your mother's estate is irrelevant. If she is the only one on the bank account, she gets the account. If she is a co-beneficiary on the account, she shares it with the other named beneficiary or beneficiaries.
Q. Do you use an EIN number or grantor’s SS# for a trust brokerage acct?
A: If you mean a "grantor's trust" like a "living trust" that is subject to distributions of income and principal by the grantor at any time, then use the grantor's SS#.
Q. My husband and sister in law are co trustees of their mothers (who recently passed away) trust. Their mother's attorney
A: The attorney may be concerned about privilege, since the lawyer-client privilege might not be effective where a third party (you) was involved in discussions. That aside, since your husband is a trustee, he can choose his own lawyer (who may or not be joint with his sister's lawyer). In fact, I am not sure what the mother's lawyer's position in this whole thing is.
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New York, NY 10006
Telephone: (212) 679-8787
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New York, NY 10010
Telephone: (212) 683-0220
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