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Think you should be the one to close out your loved one’s estate?

| Feb 19, 2020 | Estate Litigation |

Losing a beloved family member or friend is difficult for anyone. If this recently happened to you, it is okay to be struggling as you now try to figure out how to navigate the estate administration process in the state of New Jersey. This is not an easy thing to get through, especially if the decedent failed to put together an estate plan, failed to name an executor or named an executor that you think is unfit for the job.

Some people think that they are the ones most capable of closing out their loved one’s estates. There are several reasons that they may feel this way. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what your reason is, if you can prove to a judge that you are the best person for the job, the courts may award you the executor position — even if the decedent did assign someone else to this role.

The executor position is a vital role. It is one filled with numerous challenging responsibilities. It is not a role that should be taken on lightly. If you want to know more about it before trying to take it on, it is okay to ask questions. Legal counsel can talk you through the finer details of this position and can help you determine if fighting for this job with worth your while.

Not everyone is fit to hold the executor title. Some people will use it to their own advantage, and some people will cave under the immense pressure that comes with holding this position. If you think you should be the executor of your loved one’s estate in order to ensure it is administered properly, you may have to fight for it, but that is not a fight you will have to go through on your own. To learn how a New Jersey-based estate litigation attorney can help you if you have concerns about the state of your loved one’s estate and the individuals trying to take control of it, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.