West Orange New Jersey Probate Lawyer
Guiding Clients Through the New Jersey Probate Process
When an individual passes away in New Jersey, family members or others are often left with the task of settling the estate. The process of probate and estate administration can raise many legal and procedural questions, and you want to make sure you get sound, reliable guidance. At The Law Office of Alice Beirne, I help executors and administrators throughout Northern New Jersey, including West Orange and surrounding areas, understand the estate administration process and help them fulfill their duties from start to finish.
For the knowledgeable guidance from a probate attorney with over 25 years of experience, call 973-380-0997 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation. I will take the time to listen to your situation and give you the counsel you need to make informed decisions about your loved one's estate.
Taking Care of the Legal Concerns
Probate can be a complicated, and sometimes contentious, process. Executors and administrators have many responsibilities in distributing the assets of a deceased's estate. As your lawyer, I will carefully guide you through each step involved in an orderly and prompt administration, including:
- Gathering and liquidating assets
- Accessing bank accounts and retirement savings
- Re-titling assets
- Conveying real estate
- Paying final debts
- Distributing assets to beneficiaries and heirs
- Identifying and locating heirs when necessary
- Filing all required tax returns, including income and estate tax returns
- Final inventory and accounting
As the person in charge of administering your loved one's estate, you may face challenges from others, including creditors or heirs that were omitted from the will. When conflicts come up, I will aggressively represent your interests in estate litigation. A skilled and effective negotiator and litigator, you can rely on me to defend the estate and protect your best interests against various challenges and claims.
An Experienced Probate Lawyer at Your Side
Because I have more than 25 years of experience guiding clients through this process, I have the knowledge required to handle your matter efficiently. I understand that the passing of a loved one is an emotionally trying time, both for yourself and your family. My main priority is keeping you informed and involved throughout the process, and making the experience as streamlined and stress-free as possible. I invite you to call 973-380-0997 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.