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New Jersey Probate Process

West Orange Probate Attorney

The probate process may seem confusing, but a West Orange probate lawyer can personally walk you through administering the estate and honoring your late family member's wishes as closely as possible. The Surrogate court in the county in which the decedent died will provide Letters of Testamentary if you are an executor or Letters of Administration if you are an administrator. Once the relevant legal document is issued by the court, you will need to collect the probate assets and evaluate them. After you have all of the probate assets, you will be responsible to pay any debts or taxes before distributing the remaining property to beneficiaries and heirs.

Before you can distribute inheritance to beneficiaries and heirs, however, it must be properly managed. Managing the property can take variety of forms, and my firm can provide you with seasoned legal advice on the types of management available for your unique situation. Additionally, you may need to notify the next of kin of the decedent about their passing. The Law Office of Alice Beirne can assist you throughout the entire process, from determining which assets go through probate to distributing the assets.

Contact an Experienced Essex County Probate Lawyer

With more than 30 years of experience, I can skillfully guide you through the New Jersey probate process. Clients come first at my firm and I enjoy personally handling every case; when you call my firm, you can speak directly to me.

In addition to my experience, I am AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which means that my peers rate my legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment and other legal qualities as excellent. Additionally, I have been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers®, an honor earned by less than 5% of the attorneys in the state.


If you would like to learn more about your duties and options during the probate process, take a few moments to contact my firm today.

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