New York Consolidated Laws, Surrogate's Court Procedure Act - SCP § 2211. Voluntary account;  proceedings thereupon

1. On the return of process issued as prescribed in the preceding section the court must take the account, hear the proofs of the parties respecting it and make such order or decree as justice shall require.

2. The fiduciary may be examined under oath by any party to the proceeding either before or after filing objections, if any, to the account, as to any matter relating to his or her administration of the estate.  The party conducting such examination shall be entitled to all rights granted under article thirty-one of the civil practice law and rules with respect to document discovery, regardless of whether such examination takes place before or after such party files objections.

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