New York Abandoned Property Law
Sec. § 1210
Judgment


If the court, after taking the testimony, shall determine either (a) that the rightful owner or owners of such funds or property are unknown or (b) that they have died without having disposed thereof, and without having left a will disposing thereof, and without having left heirs, next-of-kin or distributees, or

(c)

that they have abandoned such funds or property, it shall make and enter separate findings of fact and conclusions of law and enter a final order, describing the funds or property, and adjudicating that they have escheated and are payable to the state of New York. The findings of any one such set of facts shall not be deemed inconsistent with any other such set of facts, and the court may find one or more such sets of facts. If the court shall determine that any funds or property or part thereof had not escheated to the state, it shall make and enter separate findings of fact and conclusions of law and shall make and enter a final order describing said funds or property or part thereof, dismissing the petition with respect thereto either on the merits or without prejudice to a subsequent proceeding as may be proper.
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