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Intestacy (Dying Without A Will)

New Jersey Surrogate Court Attorney

Have you had a relative pass without leaving behind a will to provide guidance regarding his or her estate? Dying without a will is referred to as intestacy. Similar to dealing with an estate where a will is present, someone must administer an intestate estate. Without the direction provided by a will, there may be disagreement among the relatives of the deceased regarding who will administer the estate.

If you are seeking to become the administrator of an intestate estate, Donnelly LLC can help you secure the renunciations that you will need from other relatives. The other relatives must renounce their right to administer the estate for you to be recognized by the court as the estate's administrator. If renunciations are not filed, our firm can pursue a claim for you in court.

At Donnelly LLC, our Camden intestate succession attorney has extensive experience helping our clients deal with a wide range of legal issues, including securing the right to administer an intestate estate. The goal is to help you successfully complete the administration of the estate. Our firm has handled multimillion-dollar intestate estates, and we use that experience to better aid all of our clients.

One key requirement for securing administration rights is the fact that you have to be bonded. More and more bonding companies are requiring that an estate administrator have legal representation before they will bond. This is especially true on larger estates.

In addition to securing the right to administer, we can help you fulfill all of your obligations in that role. The administrator of an estate has numerous obligations and constraints, including to debtors, to potential heirs and to meeting tax obligations. Fulfilling these obligations can be complex and confusing. Our firm offers seasoned guidance to help you fulfill your role as administrator.

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For highly skilled counsel that is dedicated to helping you secure and successfully perform the role of estate administrator, turn to the experienced New Jersey estate tax lawyer of Donnelly LLC. To learn more about how we can help you, call 856-324-6147 or toll free at 866-907-6368, or simply contact us online for a free initial consultation.