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Executor Expense Reimbursement in Burlington County, New Jersey

Posted on Fri Feb 13, 2015, on Probate and Estate Administration

As the executor of an estate in Burlington County, NJ, your expenses incurred in handling the estate are reimbursed from the estate assets. Typical examples are filing fees, parking fees, and money that you pay to have the estate assets secured or cleaned. You are also reimbursed for reasonable travel costs that were incurred only because of the estate.

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New Jersey Rules on Funeral Directives – What You Should Know

Posted on Thu Feb 5, 2015, on Funeral Directive

Often the most sensitive question when estate planning – where and how do you want your remains disposed? I realize this appears morbid, but it is a necessary consideration. In New Jersey, the State has established default rules when a Will is silent on the issue, or if the testator fails to designate a specific person with authority over the decision. Similar to intestacy, these rules are utilitarian in nature. As with any one-size fits all rule, there will likely be family conflict and litigation.

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How to Use a Power of Attorney in New Jersey

Posted on Thu Feb 5, 2015, on Power of Attorney

My Mother, who lives in Burlington County, New Jersey is having serious health problems. She wants me to be able to use her general power of attorney, but it says I need a doctor’s note saying that she is incapacitated. Is that normal?

Your mother has a “Leaping” Power of Attorney, which at one time was the normal document that Burlington County Estate Planning Lawyers would prepare. A Leaping Power of Attorney gives the “Agent” the power to act for the person if — and only if — that person has become incapacitated and the Agent can secure a letter from the person’s doctor stating that the person is incapacitated. Without the letter the power of attorney is useless.

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Avoiding Ex-Spouse Drama as a New Jersey Executor

Posted on Mon Feb 2, 2015, on Probate and Estate Administration

I am the Executor of my Brother’s Burlington County, New Jersey estate and all the assets pass into trust for his minor children. I am worried his ex-wife will object to everything that I do as Executor as she is unhappy that she doesn’t get control over the children’s money. What can I do to avoid trouble?

This is one of those situations where no good deed goes unpunished. You are serving as your brother’s executor to make sure your nieces and nephews are properly cared for, but by serving as personal representative you are also responsible for any mistakes or errors you make that reduce the children’s inheritance.

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Estate Distribution Options for Executors in Burlington County, NJ

Posted on Mon Oct 6, 2014, on Probate and Estate Administration

Question: My mother’s Burlington County Will directs me to distribute money directly to my brother, who is mentally ill and has a spouse who will squander the funds. What recourse do I have?

As the executor of a Burlington County will, he has a duty to follow through with the terms of the will. Should the brother not wish to cooperate, he has a legal right to have his Burlington County Probate Attorney petition the Surrogates Court to force the executor to turn over to him his inheritance.

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How Do I Start My Estate Planning?

Posted on Sat Feb 15, 2014, on Estate Planning

Every journey starts with the first step, and your estate planning begins with assembling information and answering questions. Your estate plan’s complexity will depend on many factors, including your family and its unique set of circumstances, the type and value of your assets, your overall financial plan and your ideas on how you would like to divide what remains of your estate at your death.

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