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July 2020 Archives

Can I contest a will?

When a loved one passes away, the last thing anyone wants to do is fight over his or her estate. Unfortunately, every so often, there is good reason to do so. For example, if one believes an issue exists with the will, filing a motion to contest it may be the right thing to do. Not just anyone can challenge a will, though. In New Jersey and elsewhere, only certain individuals have the legal standing to do this. 

Are your estate planning documents really that well planned?

Everything has been signed, sealed and stored in a safe place. Most New Jersey residents may believe that once they're done with estate planning and put the papers away, that's it. But what if things happen in life and those papers still sit there untouched? It could spell problems for an estate owner's loved ones.

When the executor of an estate fails to do anything

Closing out a loved one's estate, whether the process is completed in New Jersey or elsewhere, is not necessarily easy. Even if the deceased did everything right and created an estate plan that included the designation of an executor, the actions of the executor may not sit well with beneficiaries. There are plenty of things an executor and beneficiaries may not agree on throughout the probate process, but no one expects the executor to do absolutely nothing. What can you do if the executor of your loved one's estate fails to start the probate process?

Estate litigation: When a monetary gift is not used as intended

Numerous New Jersey residents choose to give away some of their money as gifts to various institutions when they die. Does this mean that these institutions can use the assets however they want? Not necessarily. If restrictions are put on the gift and it comes to light that the receiving organization is using the funds improperly, estate litigation may be needed to resolve the situation.

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