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What if I think I should have gotten more from a relative’s will?

Posted on Wed Dec 16, 2015, on Estate Litigation

From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Shorthanded Inheritance by Camden County Executor

Most Recently Updated August 1, 2018.

“My husband received a small sum from his aunt’s estate. We looked up the will ourselves at the Camden County Surrogate, and we believe he should have gotten more. The executor will not answer our questions. What can we do?”

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Shorthanded Inheritance by Camden County Executor

Shorthanded Inheritance by Camden County Executor

As an heir listed in the will, your husband has the legal right to force the executor to account for the estate. In New Jersey, the executor (or personal representative) is given a great deal of freedom without official oversight. The system counts on the heirs bringing all claims to the Surrogate’s attention. In your husband’s case, he should have a Camden County Surrogates Court litigator file a Petition for Accounting and the judge will force the executor to answer your questions and explain when the remaining assets will arrive.

Further Estate Litigation Questions?

Fighting for a withheld inheritance is only one of many Estate Litigation issues our firm addresses. Consequently, if you want to learn more, please read my more detailed article, Trust and Estate Litigation All You Need to Know.

In Conclusion: Shorthanded Inheritance by Camden County Executor

I hope that this article was helpful in explaining what to do if your inheritance is withheld. Further, I included links to even more detailed information on my website. Therefore, please contact me and let me know how I did. Certainly, your comments and questions are welcome!

Let our Litigation Lawyers help walk you through what can be a confusing process. To begin with, call to speak to one of our experienced Litigation Attorneys.  By all means, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions. In fact, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. Ultimately our goal is to put our 25 years of estate litigation experience to work for you.

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