Articles Posted in Probate

What Is Probate?
The Chamberlain Law Firm

When an individual dies, probate is the mechanism by which assets are distributed to his or her heirs or beneficiaries. The New York and New Jersey probate process is designed to do this in a legally organized manner by ascertaining and valuing the deceased party’s assets, paying any outstanding debts and obligations, and distributing the…

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How a Probate Lawyer Can Help You
The Chamberlain Law Firm

Probate can be slow, time-consuming, and complex. A probate lawyer will assist and support executors and beneficiaries as they navigate the process and help resolve potential financial and legal matters as they arise.  Most executors have minimal experience and will have many questions regarding the administration of the will, court filings, settlement of debt and…

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What Is an Executor?
The Chamberlain Law Firm

One of the first choices a Will’s author has to make is deciding who will serve as their Executor. An Executor, or Personal Representative, is a trusted individual who is responsible for fulfilling the provisions of the decedent’s will. With this great power comes a great responsibility to tie up the decedent’s loose ends such…

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4 Reasons to Consider Using an Attorney as Your Trustee or Executor
The Chamberlain Law Firm

If you are in the process of creating a will or trust, choosing an executor or trustee is not always an easy choice. You want to choose someone you can trust to fulfill your wishes and understand your personal preferences. You certainly want someone with enough command of financial responsibilities to correctly and legally administer…

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6 Tips to Find the Best Probate Attorney in New Jersey
The Chamberlain Law Firm

On average, every person that passes away leaves behind at least five family members or friends to mourn and grieve their loss. It’s a terrible time for loved ones that is difficult to navigate through. These hard, trying times are even more complicated when those left behind have to handle the decedent’s estate administration (i.e.,…

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