New Jersey Probate Attorney
The purpose of probate
A legal process known as probate is used to transfer the estate of an individual to his or her beneficiaries upon death. This process is designed to accomplish the transfer in an orderly manner.
If the deceased person created a will, the New Jersey probate court will do the following:
- Determine the validity of the will
- Address any objections to the will
- Ensure that all creditors receive payment
- Assure that the property remaining is distributed according to the terms and conditions of the will
The will names a person, called an executor if male and executrix if female, to carry out the wishes of the deceased. The executor or executrix is in charge of the probate process and is accountable to the beneficiaries. The executor or executrix must carry out the duties he or she is assigned by law in a legal and fair manner.
If a person dies in New Jersey without leaving a will, the probate court appoints an administrator to handle the estate. The administrator distributes the estate according to New Jersey state law.
Providing legal guidance for executors, executrixes, and administrators
Executors, executrixes, and administrators have many responsibilities in the distribution of assets from the estate of the deceased. When a person passes away in New Jersey, a family member is often designated executor, executrix, or administrator.
As a New Jersey probate lawyer, I have compassion for those who have lost a loved one. I understand that you are grieving, and offer the experience and expertise necessary to handle the legal responsibilities associated with your loss. I can lift the legal burdens off your shoulders and guide you through the probate process from start to finish. I inform and involve you throughout the process, and make the experience as streamlined and stress-free as possible.
The Law Office of Alice Beirne offers probate help
I have over 25 years of experience guiding families through probate. New Jersey law regarding probate can give rise to many legal and procedural questions. Sound and reliable legal guidance may be critical to a positive outcome. I invite you to call 973-380-0997 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.