Guide to Wills, Estates, and Surrogate's Court for the HDFC


This guide was created as a tool to help empower the Board of Directors, Shareholders, and advisers of Housing Development Fund Corporation (“HDFC”) co-ops so that these co-ops might be better prepared and better able to seek advice from an attorney regarding basic will and estate issues.  Scroll down to download the guide at the bottom of this page.

Please note that this guide provides only general information concerning HDFC co-ops in the City of New York and it should not be construed as legal advice. While this information, including the definitions, may help provide a general overview for HDFC Boards, trainers, Shareholders
and their families, it may not be applicable to any specific situation.Persons seeking legal advice or an opinion regardingany specific set of facts or circumstances should contact a legal clinic or an HDFC attorney.


If you are looking for general information about will and estate planning,
UHAB will hold seminars from time to time. Visit UHAB's web calendar for information.

Qualified low-income New Yorkers may be eligible for legal services including
estate planning; to find out more information, contact:

If a Shareholder has died in your HDFC and the estate remains unsettled, please consult your HDFC attorney. If you do not have an attorney able to answer HDFC estate questions, UHAB can also help connect you with private attorneys who have prior experience with estates and HDFC co-ops through our Vendor Directory.

PLEASE NOTE: This guide provides general information concerning HDFC co-ops
in the State of New York and it should not be construed as legal advice. Persons
seeking legal advice or an opinion on any specific set of facts or circumstances are
encouraged to consult a legal clinic or attorney.