N.Y. General Municipal Law Section 146
Devises and bequests restricted

This article shall not be construed or held to authorize any devise or bequest whatever of more than one-half of the estate of the testator or testatrix over and above the payment of debts, liabilities and expenses, in case he or she shall leave a husband, wife, child, descendant, or parent him or her surviving. The validity of a devise or bequest for more than such one-half may be contested only by a surviving husband, wife, child, descendant or parent.

Source: Section 146 — Devises and bequests restricted, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GMU/146 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 146’s source at nysenate​.gov

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