My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: New York
Here are two excerpts form Estate Law Firms advertisements seen on the internet:
A) "Pour-over wills are subject to probate, since the assets have not yet been transferred into the trust; all assets
distributed by a will — whether they are directed to a beneficiary or into a trust — are subject to probate."
B) "A Pour-Over Will transfers any assets left outside your Living Trust into it upon your death.
With a Pour-Over Will you can avoid probate because you don't have any probate assets – everything is owned
in your name as trustee in the living trust."
Am I wrong to see a contradiction between the two statements? Do all pour-over wills have to be probated?