Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in New York.
Advance Directive Form
Order Death Certificates
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.
Digital Estate Planning Laws
Proposed law: A823-2013
Description: Provides access to a decedent's electronic mail, social networking and/or micro-blogging accounts to the executor or administrator of the decedent's estate
Date introduced: January 9, 2013
Full text: Click here for full text of the proposed New York law
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.
Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
- The "New York End-Of-Life Options Act" (Bill S3685-2015) was introduced to the State Senate on February 13, 2015 to "to make aid in dying an open, legitimate option for terminally ill individuals in New York State."
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.
Organ Donation Registries
MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.
Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
- New York has a 3.06%-16% estate tax rate (exemption threshold: $3.125 million)
For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.