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How can one avoid the probate process?

Settling a New Jersey estate can be a lengthy and complex process, especially if the estate must go through probate. During probate, the court oversees the process of paying remaining debts connected with the estate, distributing assets and more. It can take months or...

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Reasons to keep an estate out of probate

Many people understand the legal system as a method to protect their rights and punish wrongdoers. However, the legal system has many other functions to help individuals accomplish everyday tasks and to serve their everyday needs. For example, not all New Jersey...

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Will you need to pay inheritance tax?

When a person passes away and leaves behind assets set aside for family members, friends and charitable organizations, some of these beneficiaries may have to pay taxes on the value of whatever it is that they received. This is an inheritance tax -- which is not the...

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