My question involves marriage law for the State of: New York
My father is 88 years old and has been living with a woman for the past 7 years (since shortly after my mom's death). I am the executor of his estate, as well as his health care proxy and I have power of attorney.
Suddenly he is talking about marriage. Will this change my status (in other words does a spouse trump an executor or a health care proxy)?
Also, if they do not get married, does the state of New York look at her as his common-law wife and therefore she is entitled to 1/2 of his estate?
My Dad has a revocable trust naming me as his executor. Does this trust preclude his possible new wife from contesting anything, and if they do get married, should I push him to have a pre-nup?