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I have written in this blog previously about the outcome of estate distribution when the decedent (person who died) did not execute a will.  New Jersey intestacy laws predetermine what happens to your assets and it may not be what you want. Mary called because her cousin, Sam had recently died.  Mary had

This 3rd post of 3 is about estate administration which was begun but not finished by an executor who died.  As I explained last week, I first had to petition the court to be appointed administrator.  The estate consisted of a house and investment accounts. There were several issues that needed immediate attention.  Because

When we get a call from family members when a loved one has passed away, they typically ask how quickly they can or need to probate the will or otherwise begin the estate administration process.  The act of probating or “proving” the will - presenting it to the county Surrogate and