Estate Planning & Administration

The New Jersey estate planning attorneys at Ward, Shindle & Hall help individuals and families plan for the future, execute the administration of estates and, when needed, litigate contested wills and trusts.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

The New Jersey Estate planning attorneys at WSH are committed to helping you create a plan that will ensure that your wishes are properly carried out.
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Estate & Trust Administration

Estate Trust & Administration

At WSH, we often work on behalf of families to act as the administrator of a deceased loved one’s estate or trust.
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Estate & Trust Litigation

Estate & Trust Litigation

Estate litigation in New Jersey is the legal process of resolving disputes that arise from the administration of a deceased person’s estate.
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NJ Estate Law Blogs & Articles

Wrongful Death Act In New Jersey

Wrongful Death Act In New Jersey

When someone passes due to a wrongful death in New Jersey, there are certain requirements if the family intends to...
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Issues With Partition Action In New Jersey

Issues With Partition Action In New Jersey

There are many ways to own property jointly in New Jersey, In some instances, if owners cannot agree to how...
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The Slayer Statute

The Slayer Statute

It is generally understood that the slayer statute protects a persons belongings and funds when they are slain by a...
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8 Common Mistakes in Estate Planning

8 Common Mistakes in Estate Planning

We see clients make the same mistakes in estate planning over and over.  There is plenty of information out there...
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End-of-Life Decisions: What to Consider and Why it’s Important

End-of-Life Decisions: What to Consider and Why it’s Important

While it can seem morbid, making end-of-life decisions is important to both your estate and your loved ones. There is...
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Inheritance Tax Comparison: NJ, PA & DE

Inheritance Tax Comparison: NJ, PA & DE

This article should make you familiar with the general inheritance tax considerations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Tax considerations...
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A Properly Executed Will: Lessons from Aretha Franklin’s Estate Battle

A Properly Executed Will: Lessons from Aretha Franklin’s Estate Battle

Aretha Franklin's estate battle teaches us lessons about a properly executed will. The recent jury verdict in the case of...
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Deeds & Undue Influence In New Jersey

Deeds & Undue Influence In New Jersey

Undue influence in New Jersey can become a problem when transferring property according to a Last Will and Testament, as...
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Intestacy in NJ

Intestacy in NJ

Did you know that if someone dies without a valid will, the law of intestacy in NJ governs who inherits...
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Changing Circumstances And Estate Planning

Changing Circumstances And Estate Planning

Estate planning is an ongoing process that often requires changes. It is likely that you’ll have to make changes and...
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When to Challenge a Will for Fraud, Undue Influence, or Insane Delusion

When to Challenge a Will for Fraud, Undue Influence, or Insane Delusion

If loved ones are manipulating a loved ones will after their demise you may be asking yourself the question of...
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How to Include Charitable Gifts in Your Estate Planning in New Jersey

How to Include Charitable Gifts in Your Estate Planning in New Jersey

Estate Planning in New Jersey can be a complicated task. Often, when considering who will benefit from your assets in...
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An Unsigned Will Found to Be Invalid in New Jersey

An Unsigned Will Found to Be Invalid in New Jersey

An unsigned will In New Jersey means nothing, if you write a will and do not properly sign it then...
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Filing a Final Tax Return for a Decedent as an Executor

Filing a Final Tax Return for a Decedent as an Executor

  As tax season approaches, the thing that most people do not realize is that a final tax return needs...
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What is a Tangible Personal Property List and What Are The Benefits?

What is a Tangible Personal Property List and What Are The Benefits?

Our tangible personal property is often important to us, as is ensuring they go to the desired family or friends...
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Vehicles and the Probate Process in New Jersey

Vehicles and the Probate Process in New Jersey

When drafting your Will and contemplating the probate process, it is good to know your options when it comes to...
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Revoke a Will in New Jersey

Revoke a Will in New Jersey

When you revoke a will you void the previous will, this mainly happens when the old will no longer serves...
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What are the Requirements for a Valid Will in New Jersey?

What are the Requirements for a Valid Will in New Jersey?

When drafting your Last Will and Testament, it is important to know what steps must be taken in order for...
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