Understanding The NJ Probate Process
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In an effort to sell Living Trusts and other estate planning documents, lawyers and other professionals will often bemoan the prospect of probating a Will. In fact, probating a Will with one of the Surrogates in the County of New Jersey is not a complicated or expensive process. In most counties, it involves nothing more than completing a one or two page application, providing Notice to family members and identifying an approximate amount of estate assets. While the final resolution of an estate can involve complicated matters with respect to State and Federal estate and inheritance tax issues, those issues will confront an Executor or Administrator, regardless of whether a Will is probated.
At Byrnes, O’Hern & Heugle, we make ourselves available to clients who need probate assistance. We provide our services to whatever extent or degree the client wishes. In certain instances, an Executor or Administrator will be more involved and more proactive than others. In such cases, we make ourselves available as necessary. In other instances, executors and administrators as fiduciaries look to us to handle virtually all aspects of the administration, and we are more than competent to complete these tasks.
In other instances, our clients are beneficiaries of Wills, Trusts or the assets of an individual who dies without a Will (intestate). Unfortunately, in certain circumstances, when an Executor or Administrator has failed to properly administer or timely administer an estate, we can assist the Beneficiary in moving things along and making a claim if necessary. If you have questions regarding an estate, whether you are an Executor or beneficiary, we can help.