The Surrogate's Court and Declaratory Judgments

, New York Law Journal

In their Trusts and Estates Law column, C. Raymond Radigan and Jennifer F. Hillman of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek write that while the language of CPLR §3001 (which concerns declaratory judgments) appears to confer that power solely on the Supreme Courts, that limitation does not reconcile with the clear legislative intent to promote economy and efficiency when dealing with a decedent's estate.