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How does a non-marital child inherit from his father in New York?

A non-marital child may be eligible to inherit from his or her parent if:

(1) order of filiation was properly executed and filed during the father's lifetime;

(2) the father has signed an instrument acknowledging paternity that meets certain conditions;

or (3) “paternity has been established by clear and convincing evidence,” such as by a genetic marker test or “evidence that the father openly and notoriously acknowledged the child as his own.” See New York Estates, Powers & Trusts Law § 4-1.2(a)(2)(C).

Bronx probate and administration lawyer Bryan J Hutchinson is knowledgeable in helping the residents of the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan in all phases of a New York probate and administration proceeding.

If you are a non-marital child seeking help in protecting your right to inherit from your father's estate, call our Bronx probate and administration lawyer Bryan J. Hutchinson at (718) 671-0900 for a confidential consultation.

Bronx probate lawyer Bryan J. Hutchinson will guide you through the complexities of the administration process in gathering all the assets of the estate, paying expenses such as taxes, paying claims, and distributing assets to rightful heirs at law.

Bronx probate lawyer Bryan J. Hutchinson, represents clients in all aspects of probate and administration proceedings, including but not limited to preparing and filing the petition, Will contest, accounting proceedings in the Surrogate's Court in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Westchester Counties.

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