Articles Posted in Probate

Small Estate Administration in New York
The Chamberlain Law Firm

As New York probate attorneys, we know that the process of administering an estate can be stressful, time consuming, and potentially costly. Luckily, New York offers a streamlined process for small estate administration, providing an alternative to the standard probate procedure. This specialized approach is not only quicker and more cost-effective but also simpler, making…

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In New Jersey, How Long Must An Executor Pay the Estate’s Debts?
The Chamberlain Law Firm

Being named as the executor of an estate can make an already challenging period of grief even more stressful. One of the executor’s duties is to pay the outstanding debts of the estate using the estate’s funds. This is because an individual’s assets and liabilities do not simply vanish after their passing. Rather, their assets…

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Avoiding Family Conflict After Death of a Loved One
The Chamberlain Law Firm

Losing a loved one brings a time of deep grief and stress. During such challenging times, emotions can unfortunately spark conflicts among family members regarding the distribution of the deceased’s estate. Disagreements often arise over how to fairly divide assets and honor the wishes of the departed. At The Chamberlain Law Firm, we advocate for…

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How a New Jersey Probate Lawyer Can Help You
The Chamberlain Law Firm

As we have discussed, probate can sometimes be slow, time-consuming, and complex. In that situation, nobody should have to go through the process alone. This is why we recommend using a local probate lawyer to guide you through.  Because a New Jersey probate attorney is familiar with the local laws, they can support executors and…

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

If you’re in the process of estate planning, choosing an executor or trustee is not always easy. You want to choose someone you can trust to fulfill your wishes and understand your personal preferences. Moreover, you want someone who is financially responsible. This is because your trustee or executor must maintain your assets, pay your…

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What Happens When a Loved One Passes Away?
The Chamberlain Law Firm

The passing of a loved one envelops their family and friends in profound grief. This grief is often accompanied by a sense of uncertainty about the steps that follow. The responsibility of navigating the legal, financial, and personal matters resulting from loss typically falls upon an executor or trustee. Without an adequate understanding of the…

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How a New Jersey Trust Attorney Can Help a Trustee
The Chamberlain Law Firm

For some trustees and executors, navigating trust and estate administration may feel like a whirlwind. Understanding your responsibilities and the legal intricacies involved is crucial to ensure that you are effectively performing your role.  At The Chamberlain Law Firm, we specialize in guiding trustees and executors through this process. Our experienced New Jersey trust and…

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What is Probate and How Does it Work in New Jersey?
The Chamberlain Law Firm

Probate is the process for distributing a person’s assets to their beneficiaries after they pass away. In New Jersey, this process is designed to ensure everything is done legally and efficiently. It involves taking stock and appraising the assets left by the deceased, settling any debts, and then allocating the remaining assets to the proper…

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