Another Chapter in the Ranftle Estate Saga Unfolds

 A panel of the New York Appellate Division (1st Department) on July 2 affirmed the New York County Surrogate Court’s ruling that H. Kenneth Ranftle, decedent, had change his state of domicile from Florida to New York prior to his death, rejecting the argument by one of Ranftle’s brothers that the New York court lacked jurisdiction over the estate’s personal property.  One judge dissented, asserting that Ranftle’s husband, the executor and proponent of the will, … <Read More>