Estate Administration/Probate Law | New Jersey
The death of a family member causes different emotions in different people, often resulting in hard feelings and family clashes. Yet there are many tasks to be accomplished such as probating the Will, providing notices to heirs, taking inventory of the estate assets, properly valuing the assets, opening an estate bank account, paying estate bills, filing estate, inheritance and income tax returns, selling real estate, dividing up personal property, preparing accountings, child support searches, distributing the estate and filing final documentation. There is much to be done while the family is in mourning. Hiring an experienced estate administration attorney to provide legal guidance will alleviate some of the burden on the personal representative. An estate administration attorney can also explain the process objectively and professionally to the beneficiaries which may reduce family friction.