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3 Exceptions to the Will Contest Deadline

In a prior post, we looked at the general 4 or 6 month period in which a will contest may be filed. This post will focus on three types of exceptions to that general rule that justify the filing of a will contest after the standard deadline. Read More
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Can An Unsigned Will Be Admitted to Probate?

Can an unsigned will be admitted to probate? The short answer is yes, provided that the party presenting the unsigned will can prove that certain exceptions apply. The evidentiary burden to demonstrate that the exceptions apply is a heavy one. Read More
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The Impact of Fee Shifting Rules on Settlement in a New Jersey Will Contest

In general, when it comes to litigants’ payment of their attorney’s fees, courts in New Jersey follow the “American Rule.” This post will address the exception that applies to estate lawyers in probate litigation in the case of a will contest… Read More
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When a Joint Account Owner Dies, Who Gets the Money in the Joint Account?

The joint titling of accounts can be a complicating factor in the distribution of a deceased person’s assets. As probate lawyers can attest, a dispute can arise as to whether or not a person added to the account is entitled to funds in the account. Read More
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