New Brunswick Estate Administration and Probate Lawyer
Losing a loved one is never easy, in fact it is often a traumatic experience that is difficult to recover from, even years down the road. While this emotional trauma can be devastating on its own, a death in the family will often include many other challenges, namely the pressure of planning the appropriate ceremonies and handling the assets your family member has left behind.
While these things can certainly make coping even more difficult, a caring estate administration and probate attorney at The Law Office of Steven M. Cytryn, LLC can assist with the challenges relating to handling your loved one’s estate.
What is Probate?
Probate is generally the first step in administering one’s estate after his or her passing. Probate is the process under which the decedent’s last will and testament is affirmed, and an executor is appointed to administer the estate. If the decedent did not leave a last will and testament, probate is still necessary to appoint an executor over the estate.
Probate occurs in the surrogate court in the county in which the deceased party resided, regardless of where he or she passed away. Probate is an important and necessary component of administering the estate and must be conducted before the will can fully take effect, or assets may be distributed.
The New Jersey Estate Administration Process
Once probate has been attained, it is still necessary to actually administer the estate. Administration includes contacting beneficiaries, collecting assets, opening the appropriate accounts, determining how assets are to be divided, assessing possible tax consequences and filing the necessary tax returns, preparing accounting and eventually distributing assets.
Working With a New Brunswick Probate and Estate Administration Attorney
For these reasons, hiring a New Brunswick probate attorney is strongly advised to accurately probate the will and administer the estate you are involved with. Your attorney will ensure the process is seamlessly completed while you enjoy peace of mind that the will is being administered correctly, and efficiently. With a New Brunswick probate and estate attorney, you will have a trusted and experienced advisor in your time of need, who has gone through the probate process on countless occasions in the past.
How Can An Estate Administration Attorney Help?
With both specific expertise and broad experience in this practice area, a New Brunswick estate administration lawyer at The Law Office of Steven M. Cytryn, LLC will guide you through every step of the estate administration process to help you deal with understandably difficult logistics including:
Distributing assets to the appropriate parties
Setting up and maintaining trusts
Completing tax returns and settling other debts
At The Law Office of Steven M. Cytryn, LLC, we understand being accountable for a loved one’s last wishes is a huge responsibility that can be both stressful and burdensome, and it is by no means something you should have to go through alone.
Work With a Probate and Estate Planning Attorney at The Law Office of Steven M. Cytryn, LLC Today!
Contact The Law Office of Steven M. Cytryn, LLC today at (732) 214-1103 for a consultation. We understand what you are going through, and have personal relationships with all our clients to help them achieve the best outcome possible and sustain peace of mind. It is important to work with an attorney you can trust to represent your best interests after dealing with the loss of a family member and to relieve the pressure that comes in such a traumatic time.