New York County Surrogate’s Court has special requirements when probating duplicate original wills.

The proposed decree must include the text of the entire will(s). A sample decree provided to me by the New York County Surrogate’s Court looks like this:


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The Kings County Surrogate’s Court prohibits petitioners from stating “any further relief requested” in the form JA-10 (1/2004) Petition for a Compulsory Accounting and Related Relief SCPA 2205.

The form JA-10, entitled “Petition for a Compulsory Accounting and Related Relief SCPA 2205 (emphasis added)” includes a provision on page 1 that reads: