Welcome to the New York Estate Planning Laws section. Here you can find information on probate law, estate taxes and wills in the Empire State. A will can help transfer property and avoid tax burdens. Depending on your wishes and the size of your estate, your will in New York could be a single page or a lengthy, complex document. Plus a trust can either be created during a person's lifetime, or after death, by a will. There are a number of different types of trusts serving a wide range of functions. You can also declare your wishes regarding life-prolonging medical procedures in New York, among other things. Click on a link below to get started.