Seniors Legal Services Project

LawNY, Inc. is an Office for the Aging Contractor

LawNY provides civil legal services through Office for the Aging contracts in Chautauqua, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates Counties.  

Availability of services may depend on funding from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the New York State Office for the Aging, and your local County Office for the Aging.


Articles that may be of interest to you:

When Someone Dies: Settling Small Estates

New York State Lease Termination Law For Seniors, and as of October 3, 2019, for those who have a disability



Locating Life Insurance Policy Information


If you suspect your loved one had a policy, but cannot locate it, the American Council of Life Insurers' Consumer may be of help in finding it.

See, or contact

ACLI's Helpline at 1-202-624-2000, or write to:


American Council of Life Insurers' 

101 Constitution Ave  Ste 

700 Washington, D.C. 20001.




Concealing a Will is a Crime


A person is guilty of unlawfully concealing a will when, with intent to defraud, s/he conceals, secretes, suppresses, mutilates or destroys a will, codicil or other testamentary instrument.

Unlawfully concealing a will is a class E felony.

N.Y. Penal Law § 190.30 


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