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"Vacatur" - Contesting the validity of a Will even after its admission to Probate.

As many clients, or potential clients, may know, it is uncommon for a Court to find that a Will is invalid after it has already been admitted to Probate. However, in limited circumstances, the New York Surrogate's Court has the power and authority to deem a Will that have already been admitted to Probate as invalid, "vacate" its own Decree, and allow a party to contest the Probate of the very Will that the Court had previously determined was proper.

Prince heirs file for administrator change

People learn from experience, by watching others. When the musician Prince died without a will last year, it kicked off an intense and lengthy probate process. His estate is worth an estimated $100 to $300 million. The lack of estate planning surprised everyone, considering the artist's level of control over his music during his career.

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