Probate Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of

With Proper Legal Guidance, New Jersey's Probate Process Is Extremely Manageable

Probate is the legal process of collecting a deceased person's assets, pay outstanding debts and transfer assets to others according to the directions in a will or, if the person died without a will, according to New Jersey laws of intestacy.

Most probate matters involving estate administration are non-adversarial but involve the preparation of detailed tax returns and reports. At the law office of Michael C. Rudolph, Esq., P.A., I handle routine estate administration matters independently. For more complicated estates with continuing financial transactions, I usually work with accountants who are experienced in estate administration. I am happy to collaborate with a family accountant if he or she has the requisite experience, or I can recommend accountants with whom I have had satisfactory dealings in the past.

At the law office of Michael C. Rudolph, Esq., P.A ., in Kinnelon, New Jersey, I offer my clients over 50 years of experience as an attorney. I am committed to helping you reach a positive resolution to your probate or guardianship issue in the most dignified and stress-free manner possible.

Committed To A Positive Outcome

Contested probate litigation usually arises when a person believes he or she has not received a fair share of the estate. The person contesting the will (the caveator) typically seeks to prove one or more of the following:

  • Ambiguity in the will
  • The will was improperly drafted or executed
  • The testator lacked sufficient capacity to execute a will
  • The testator executed the will while subject to undue influence at the hands of the proponent of the will

This type of litigation can be contentious, time-consuming and physically and emotionally draining. I try whenever possible to seek a reasonable negotiated resolution of these types of conflicts, but when this is not possible, I provide my clients with aggressive, professional advocacy.

Discuss Your Case With a Lawyer

No matter which side of the argument you are on in a probate matter, I will fight tirelessly in pursuit of a result that benefits you. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation. I offer appointments at my Kinnelon and Oakland offices for your convenience. I am available during regular business hours or by appointment. Both offices are handicap accessible.

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