Andrew owns property in different states in the country, while Arnold owns property in New York exclusively. Do their estates go through the same probate process when they pass away?
If the deceased owns all his property in a single county in New York, there is no need to consider switching the probate case to another county. However, if the estate is distributed in any of the other 62 counties, then complications arise.
Another situation is if you live in a particular county in New York, but you possess assets in another county. When this happens, consult with a probate attorney in the state where the property is located to understand what steps to take.
Let us look at the factors that define where to open your estate.