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Is the estate of a deceased person a legal entity?

This question is inspired by the discussion in the comments of this answer to another question. In those comments I claimed that the estate of a deceased person is not a legal entity and that it is ...
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Surrogate Court for Petition of Probate New York - COMBINED VERIFICATION, OATH AND DESIGNATION what is SS

In NY, when filling out forms for Petition of Probate, it reads the following: COMBINED VERIFICATION, OATH AND DESIGNATION [For use when petitioner is an individual] STATE OF NEW YORK )_______ COUNTY ...
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Why California codified "A trustee may not require a beneficiary to relieve the trustee of liability..."?

Full text of California Code Section reads: ARTICLE 1. Trustee’s Duties in General [16000 - 16015] ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. ) 16004.5. [click for link] (a) A trustee ...
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Surrogate Court for Petition of Probate New York-Last Will Date Witness

On page 1, #3 of the below form/link. I have the will. It has the date. There are no fields for printed names, witness, etc. It just has 2 signatures. One of the attorney and one I assume was the ...
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Plain English Meaning Of Trust Language

Can someone please translate the paragraph means into plan English? The image is taken from a revocable trust.
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How do I protect my assets in a will from being passed to potential second spouse if my wife should remarry and die?

Jurisdiction in in the USA . I do have children and want them to have my assets should my wife remarry and --pass away-- and not to her second spouse. We are writing our will out and someone ...