Estate Probate Process

Understanding the Process of Estate Probate in New Jersey

Proper administration of a decedent’s probate estate involves a variety of steps. When an individual passes away, an executor is typically appointed in a will to probate the administration of the estate. In the absence of a will, an administrator is appointed. Regardless of title, both are the representative of the estate and are legally responsible to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to comply with the laws regarding creditors, taxation, and distribution to beneficiaries.