Can Wills Written in New Jersey Affect How Property in Other States Are Sold?
When a loved one dies, the division of most assets among beneficiaries can be a straightforward process, mainly when a well-prepared will is in place. However, if the deceased happened to be the sole owner of real estate in another state, liquidation of the property may become a bit more complicated.
In these instances, an additional process known as ancillary probate may be required before the property can be sold.
What is a Probate Lawyer?
Since we can’t take it with us, as the saying goes, a probate lawyer’s job is to make sure your assets are distributed as you wish after you are gone. Proper execution means developing an effective estate plan, creating your will or living trust, and helping your executor pay the debts and distribute your assets to your beneficiaries.
Being a designated executor of estate is a serious responsibility. Perhaps while still grieving over the loss of the loved one, you will begin a challenging journey to ensure that the affairs and assets of the deceased are executed according to their final wishes.