Somerville NJ Real Estate Attorney
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New Jersey Estate Administration Attorney

Estate Administration Attorney

New Jersey Probate Lawyer

Probate is the legal process by which a person’s assets are distributed after death. If a person dies with a valid will, the estate is considered testate, and the personal representative (executor) is named to attend to the resolution of the estate. If a person dies without a will (intestate), the Court will appoint a personal representative in accordance with the statute. Regardless of whether or not a will is involved, the assets of the deceased must be determined and any debts against them settled. I advise and represent an estate’s personal representative or family members or beneficiaries interested in ensuring that the will is proberly administered or contesting a will. I understand the financial and legal issues involved and can often save clients time and money in settling an estate through probate.

I have handled numerous probate actions in New Jersey. I provide efficient and cost-effective services for estates ranging in size from modest to large. For more information regarding my probate administration practice, contact my New Jersey law office 908-231-1551 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

Estate Planning and Probate Administration

My firm can advise the personal representative and provide probate services throughout all steps of the probate process, including:

  • Filing a petition to name a personal representative
  • Collecting and valuing the assets and debts of the estate
  • Notifying creditors and other interested parties of the probate action
  • Advising personal representatives on the actions they must take to fulfill their fiduciary duties
  • Payment of outstanding debts
  • Payment of inheritance and estate tax obligations
  • Distribution of the remaining estate assets in accordance to the wishes of the decedent
  • Applying for federal tax ID number for an estate or trust
  • Closing the estate and filing all necessary papers with the Court

A delay in the probate process can consume both time and money. Attorney Marcia Polgar Zalewski’s experience allows her to avoid most probate problems before they happen. For an initial consultation with Marcia Polgar Zalewski call 908-231-1551 or send us an e-mail. Located in Somerville, Marcia Polgar Zalewski serves clients in estate planning, administration, and litigation matters throughout Somerset and Hunterdon counties


Contact Zalewski Law

64 North Bridge Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
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