Even a New Jersey resident who has some experience with the law or with financial matters may feel a bit overwhelmed when he or she finds out that he or she has been named as the executor or administrator of an estate.
Assuming this position, which requires a lot of time and responsibility, can be especially difficult when the estate is large or just complicated, when there is tension between beneficiaries or even when the executor was close to the person who died and is also trying to process the death.
At this juncture, an executor may have a lot of questions, and they must just need some guidance on a broader level so they can have enough confidence and wherewithal to see the estate administration to a successful conclusion.
Our law office is there to provide that guidance to residents of the suburbs on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. We will help executors get through the routine steps of estate administration, such as identifying and probating a will, collecting the estate's assets and then distributing them after paying off the estate's valid claims and debts.
While we certainly hope the process goes as smoothly as possible and work hard to keep things on the right track, sometimes family tensions or other factors make litigation unavoidable.
In these situations, the executor is often right in the thick of it since it is his or her decisions that are usually the subject of a legal challenge. We can help executors stuck in this difficult position understand the issues and defend the best interests of the estate.