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Undue Influence Claims in New Jersey

Undue influence may manifest itself in the physically or mentally unwell person being made to sign a will, power of attorney, deed, beneficiary designation or other document that is otherwise inconsistent with their intentions. 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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How Much Time Do I Have to Pursue a Will Contest in New Jersey?

Under the New Jersey Court Rules individuals have a limited opportunity to challenge a will. With certain exceptions, a person seeking to contest a will has 4 months after probate of the will (6 months for persons residing outside of New Jersey). 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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