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

How to Address Your Funeral Arrangements as Part of Estate Planning in New Jersey

How to Address Your Funeral Arrangements as Part of Estate Planning in New Jersey

When addressing your funeral arrangements it can be easy to disregard certain elements of estate planning when you’re giving attention...
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Determining and Paying the Debts of an Estate in New Jersey

Determining and Paying the Debts of an Estate in New Jersey

Determining and paying the debts of the decedent and ensuring they are paid is one of the most important steps...
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Amending or Revising a Will in New Jersey – The Codicil

Amending or Revising a Will in New Jersey – The Codicil

Amending or Revising a Will and Testament can take a lot of time, money, and energy. Codicils are an alternative....
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The Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets in New Jersey

The Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets in New Jersey

You need to consider both probate assets and non-probate assets when you are making decisions about your estate planning and...
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Marshaling the Assets of a New Jersey Estate

Marshaling the Assets of a New Jersey Estate

Marshaling the assets of the decedent's is one of the many important tasks an estate executor or administrator in New...
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What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will in New Jersey?

What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will in New Jersey?

When a loved one dies without a will and leaves behind property & other assets,  the probate process will be...
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Self-Proving a Will in New Jersey: What are They and What are the Benefits?

Self-Proving a Will in New Jersey: What are They and What are the Benefits?

Self-proving a Will is Among the many things to consider in the process of drafting a Will in New Jersey...
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Beware of the Possible Expense of a Surety Bond in Estate Planning

Beware of the Possible Expense of a Surety Bond in Estate Planning

Purchasing a surety bond is among many of the tasks that may need to be completed when administering an estate...
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When and How to Challenge a Will

When and How to Challenge a Will

There are various reasons for wanting to challenge a will in New Jersey. It is important to consider the required...
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Why a Power of Attorney Is an Important Step in Your Estate Planning You Should Not Ignore

Why a Power of Attorney Is an Important Step in Your Estate Planning You Should Not Ignore

There are many aspects of estate planning that may call your attention as you are considering who will manage your...
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Is the Promise of a Gift Enforceable?

Is the Promise of a Gift Enforceable?

The promise of a gift is a very tricky thing, in the recent New Jersey Appellate Division case of Filippelli...
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Insolvent Estates in New Jersey: What You Need to Know When the Estate Has No Money

Insolvent Estates in New Jersey: What You Need to Know When the Estate Has No Money

One important responsibility for the executor or administrator of a New Jersey estate is to deal with insolvent estates, that...
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Specificity is Key in Estate Planning

Specificity is Key in Estate Planning

A Will and other estate planning documents provide you with the opportunity to make decisions that will affect your loved...
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Do You Have a Will? You Should.

Do You Have a Will? You Should.

Do You Have a Will? You Should. No one enjoys talking about death, but it is an inevitable fate everyone...
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Ancillary Probate: Are additional steps required to sell a decedent’s property located in another state?

Ancillary Probate: Are additional steps required to sell a decedent’s property located in another state?

Handling the loss of a loved one is already a difficult time, but there can be additional stress if you...
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Tiger King Highlights Intriguing Estate Planning Issues

Tiger King Highlights Intriguing Estate Planning Issues

From a legal perspective, the hit documentary ‘Tiger King’ is intriguing due to the twisted legal, criminal and ethical issues...
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Yes, You May Have to Pay Taxes Even After Death

Yes, You May Have to Pay Taxes Even After Death

Estate planning can be tedious, but it is incredibly important. Without an appropriate plan in place, your heirs may not...
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Another Sibling Squabble in Estate Litigation

Another Sibling Squabble in Estate Litigation

Be careful who you allow control over your money.  It can come back to haunt you.  In a recent case,...
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