Dealing with the death of a loved one is a difficult situation. When things settle down some and you start to deal with the estate of your loved one, you might begin to think that something seems amiss. We know that you don't want to have to wage a legal battle over your loved one's estate, but we know that doing what your loved one wanted is too important for you to ignore the issues creeping up.
In New Jersey, the person named executor over your loved one's estate holds a lot of power. Even if you trust the person, you might still need to watch over what they do with the estate. In some cases, executors can hide assets or act in a manner not in line with the wishes of your loved one. With that in mind, we think that anyone dealing with an estate should know some basic points about the process.
One important thing to note is that residents of New Jersey only have four months to contest a will once you get a notice of probate. People who don't live in New Jersey have six months to contest a will. That doesn't leave you much time weigh your options. We can look into your case and help you learn what you can do.
If you decide to contest your loved one's will or need to take other legal action regarding the estate, we can help you to learn what choices you have. We will stand beside you throughout the process to help you explore possible solutions each step of the way.