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Court Bonds 07.25.2019

Children’s Shares of Estates in New Jersey

If someone dies in New Jersey without leaving a will behind to direct where their assets will go, New Jersey intestacy laws take over and determine which relatives will receive the estate’s assets. As a…
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Children’s Shares of Estates in New Jersey
Court Bonds 07.25.2019

Will the State Get Your Property if You Don’t Have a Will in New Jersey?

You don’t have to worry: the State of New Jersey won’t automatically get all of your estate’s property if you die without a will. The intestacy laws in New Jersey are effectively designed to get…
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Will the State Get Your Property if You Don’t Have a Will in New Jersey?
Court Bonds 07.25.2019

A Spouse’s Share of Estates in New Jersey

When you die without a will in New Jersey and have a currently living spouse, your spouse will inherit at least the first 25% of the estate, and not less than $50,000, according to State…
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A Spouse’s Share of Estates in New Jersey
Court Bonds 07.24.2019

New Jersey Intestate Succession Laws

If someone dies without a will in the State of New Jersey, that person’s assets will pass according to New Jersey’s intestate succession laws. This generally only affects assets owned alone in the deceased person’s…
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New Jersey Intestate Succession Laws
Court Bonds 07.23.2019

Challenges to a Will: What You Need to Know

Just because someone dies with a last will and testament does not mean that it is the will that will go into effect. Wills can be challenged. But who can challenge them? And why are they…
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Challenges to a Will: What You Need to Know
Court Bonds 07.15.2019

Estate Executors vs. Trustees

A deceased person’s estate may have an executor and a trustee, but the two of them serve different purposes even if they can often be appointed at the same time. What are the differences between the two…
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Estate Executors vs. Trustees
Court Bonds 07.15.2019

Surety Bonds Ensure that Estates are Managed Honestly

Estate administrators and executors have a lot of duties in managing estates. They are accountable to all who have claims on a deceased person’s assets. They have to pay claims filed against the estate with estate assets….
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Surety Bonds Ensure that Estates are Managed Honestly
Court Bonds 07.13.2019

New Jersey Estate Executor Requirements

State of New Jersey statutes do not lay out particular requirements in order to be named an estate executor in the State of New Jersey. Essentially, it just has to be an adult. The court will then…
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New Jersey Estate Executor Requirements
Court Bonds 07.08.2019

New York’s Small Estate Probate Exception

In the State of New York, there are simplified probate procedures if the estate at issue is small enough. Probate property and assets sent through this process will be able to pass more easily and at greater…
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New York’s Small Estate Probate Exception