LexisNexis Practice Guide: New Jersey Probate and Estate Administration
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Probate and estate administration is a dynamic area of New Jersey practice featuring a major revision of the Probate Code (NJS Title 3B) in 2005, further revision of the Code to include domestic partners in 2006, and, the landmark New Jersey Supreme Court decision of Lewis v. Harris (10/25/2006), which instructed the State Legislature to provide the benefits of marriage to same-sex couples via an appropriate statutory remedy, and which sets the stage for additional amendments to the Probate Code.
Peggy Sheahan Knee, a principal architect of the revised Probate Code, has written an authoritative, procedurally-driven analysis that is on the cutting-edge of legislative changes affecting intestate succession, domestic partners, elective share, guardianship and which also captures the practical, “how-to” aspects of managing an estate in clear, precise, terms, from inception to completion. Critical coverage includes:
• Contested proceedings in Superior Court
• Construction of will
• Ancillary Probate
• Transfer tax proceedings
• And much more
Each Practice Guide chapter combines authoritative legal analysis with an expert author’s practical insights that have been distilled from years of estates practice. New Jersey Probate and Estate Administration includes more than 130 Practice Tips — Strategic Point, Warning, Timing, and Exception (with easy-to-recognize icons)— that transition smoothly from legal analysis to practical application of a point of law.
New Jersey Probate and Estate Administration online version only includes more than 250 forms references in checklists and in chapter text. Fillable, downloadable forms are included only in the online subscription to this product. The forms array includes available both official state forms as well as forms promulgated by the Surrogates of the various counties, e.g., Monmouth County Surrogate’s Court Renunciation, Bergen County Surrogate’s Court Administration Sheet.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Jurisdiction in Probate and Estate Administration Proceedings
Chapter 2 Probating Will in Surrogate's Court
Chapter 3 Estate Proceedings in Superior Court
Chapter 4 Intestate Administration
Chapter 5 Initiating Administration of Decedent's Estate
Chapter 6 Administering Decedent's Estate
Chapter 7 Administering Non-Probate Assets and Trusts
Chapter 8 New Jersey Transfer Tax Proceedings
Chapter 9 Finalizing Decedent's Estate
Chapter 10 Persons Under Disability; Protective Proceedings
Chapter 11 Miscellaneous Issues in Probate and Estate Administration