My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: New York
A while back I met an attorney at a local gathering and in the course of our chatting, he asked me if I had a will. I said no, but I have a Revocable Living Trust. He then advised me that I absolutely needed a pour over will and he offered me his services.
After reading up on it, I figured that it couldn't hurt to have one, although all assets with a title and just about everything else is covered by the trust, which I keep updated regularly. When i went to the attorney's office to pick up the Pour Over Will, the secretary gave me a xerox copy and said they keep the original so it wouldn't get lost.
When I went through the short document, I couldn't find any reference to or mention of my trust. But one paragraph starts with the sentence "All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, .... I give, devise and bequeth to my son." My trust however lists a number of beneficiaries, not just my son. Would this will override my Trust?
The other paragraphs talk about payment for expenses of administration, and for payment of commissions.
My question is: Should I be leery about this Pour Over Will and put it in the recycle bin or not?