What Happens If You Die Without a Will in NJ?

What happens if you die without a will in New Jersey?

If you should die without a will in NJ, also known as intestate, the State of New Jersey has precise guidelines for dividing your estate. While these rules might result in a fair distribution of your assets, the outcome may not be what you would have preferred.

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The Importance of a Living Will

The Importance of a Living Will

It is difficult to imagine ourselves becoming so incapacitated that we can no longer make our own medical decisions. Yet that situation will arise for many of us at some point. In these instances, someone else, whether a designated relative, close friend, or the attending medical professionals may need to make the decisions that will alleviate a terminal and irreversible condition.

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Will Contests & Estate Litigation

Will Contests and Estate Litigation 

Sometimes the execution of a will does not go as smoothly as the deceased person and, most likely, the executor would have hoped. At times, a relative or someone close to the decedent may contest a will believing that their share of assets stipulated by the will must be wrong.  

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How Often Should We Review and Update Our Wills, Living Wills, Etc ?

How often should we review and update our wills, living wills, and advance directives?

When you were just starting out and beginning to accumulate assets, thoughts of caring for your growing family’s future if you were suddenly gone likely developed. While in your twenties or thirties, you began to save, invest, and maybe even purchased a life insurance policy to protect your family’s financial future in the event of unfortunate circumstances.

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