Probate Is A Complex Process
Following the passing of a loved one, it is typically necessary to go through the probate process to distribute his or her property and accomplish other wishes set forth in the will.
Although the probate process has many predefined steps, such as filing the will in the county surrogate’s office, there may be any number of procedural hurdles and legal formalities that could threaten to keep an estate tied up in court for months or even years. With an experienced lawyer on your side, you can be confident that such hurdles and formalities will be avoided or handled quickly and effectively, so that you and your family can move forward knowing that your loved one’s wishes are followed.
We Know New Jersey Probate
At the law offices of Lanza & Lanza in Flemington, our estate law attorneys bring more than 40 years of experience to the New Jersey probate process. Our experience paired with our daily handling of probate matters ensures that our clients always receive innovative advice that is shaped by the most recent evolution of estate and probate law. We are well-versed at keeping probate moving as efficiently as possible, while taking great care to see that your loved one’s wishes are adhered to every step of the way.
Guidance For Estate Administrators And Families
We assist estate administrators, also referred to as executors, and family members with the disposition of both probate and nonprobate assets that include assets owned in joint tenancy and assets with beneficiary designations.
We help administrators with all aspects of regular probate, including collecting and inventorying the deceased’s assets, valuing the assets, using the assets to pay off debts and taxes, and distributing the assets in accordance with the will. If there is no administrator name, we can assist in the process of having one appointed.
We can provide advice regarding New Jersey’s simplified probate process for small estates.
We have successfully guided many clients through the New Jersey probate process, and have served as assertive advocates for other clients with needs related to estate disputes and probate litigation. Our understanding of the laws and regulations that govern probate allow us to provide you with the insight you need to make well-informed decisions about your legal options and how you would like us to proceed on your behalf.