Estate Administration Lawyer Bergen County NJ
If you haven’t yet named an administrator for your estate or you’ve been asked to take on this role for a loved one, schedule a confidential, risk-free consultation with an estate administration lawyer Bergen County, NJ residents trust. During your consultation, the knowledgeable legal team at Kaplan Law Practice, LLC will ask questions about your situation and your legal needs. Once we understand where you are in the process of navigating estate administration issues, we’ll provide you with personalized guidance that will empower you to make informed decisions about your legal options.
New Jersey is relatively unique in that it is one of only a handful of states that requires every deceased person’s estate to be subjected to the probate process. The estate administrator tasked with managing various duties in the wake of an individual’s death helps to ensure that the probate process which seeks to legally authenticate someone’s will progresses as efficiently and effectively as possible under the circumstances. The role of an estate administrator is therefore, critically important to the execution of an individual’s estate. As a result, naming an estate administrator is not a task that should be approached lightly. Similarly, serving as an estate administrator is a consequential role. Should you need assistance choosing an estate administrator or serving as an estate administrator, the experienced Bergen County, NJ estate administration lawyer team at our firm can help.
What Does Administering an Estate Entail?
For obvious reasons, the administration of a large, complex estate will require a different set of skills than the administration of a small, straightforward one will. However, the administration of any kind of estate does require the execution of certain core responsibilities. In the wake of the estate holder’s death, the administrator will be tasked with gathering specific kinds of information, notifying interested parties, distributing the estate’s assets, and ultimately closing the estate. As a result, only someone who is responsible, detail-oriented, focused, level-headed, and organized should be approached about the possibility of serving as your estate administrator.
If you’re serving as an estate administrator, you may run into any number of logistical challenges while executing your duties. These challenges may include locating the estate holder’s will and additional estate plan documentation, filing appropriate papers with the probate court, identifying and notifying all interested parties, navigating life insurance and benefits matters, transferring accounts to the estate, identifying assets, settling debts, etc. It’s important to understand that you don’t have to navigate the complexities of this process alone. Our team can support your efforts and help to ensure that the estate in question is administered as efficiently and effectively as is possible under the circumstances.
Legal Assistance Is Available
Whether you’re looking to name an estate administrator or you could benefit from assistance serving as an estate administrator, our firm is available to help. Please schedule a risk-free consultation with our Bergen County, NJ estate administration lawyer team today; the Law offices of Joshua Kaplan look forward to speaking with you.