Union County Estate Administration Lawyer

When an individual dies, certain assets of the decedent (non-probate) may be transferred by contract, such as joint and survivorship property, payable on death accounts, transfer on death property, and most life insurance and retirement benefits. Other assets (probate) may be transferred through proceedings in Probate Court. Most persons die owning both probate and non-probate assets, all of which generally require some type of documentation to complete the transfer.

The purpose of probate is to transfer the title of assets-money and property-from the estate of a person who has died to the possession of living persons or organizations. There are very specific procedures to follow when a person dies, with or without a will.

We assist our clients through the entire process including probating the Will, collecting and administering the assets, filing the appropriate tax returns and closing the estate.