Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult, and it doesn’t always bring out the best in people. If you recently lost a loved one and have concerns about the state of his or her estate and how it is being handled, you do not have to sit by and let whatever is going to happen, happen. You may be able to do something about it so that you can make sure the estate is administered, not only per New Jersey law but also the way your loved one wanted.
Fighting over estates is actually pretty common, even if estate plans are in place. There are several reasons why family members fight over their loved ones’ estates. For example, one of the most common reasons is that there are concerns about the validity of a will, or there is a complete lack of a will. Another example would be that concerns exist about an executor’s or trustee’s actions.
When an estate is not being appropriately handled, or a will is contested — among other things — it may be possible to file a motion to address the issue at hand. This will stop the administration process until the matter is resolved. While no one wants to delay estate administration, sometimes it is worth it.
The probate court in New Jersey is not going to allow the delay of estate administration without sufficient cause. This means you need to have evidence to back up your claims, whatever they may be. If you are not sure if you have a case or if you simply want help presenting your case, and experienced estate litigation attorney may be able to help. To learn more, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.