Estate Administration

Probate and Estate Administration

Probate, Estate Administration

In addition to assisting clients with Wills, Power of Attorneys and Trusts, the law firm of Gerstein, Grayson, Cohen & Melletz offers comprehensive Estate Administration and Probate services. Having to probate a Will and administer an Estate or Trust can be emotionally challenging, confusing, and time consuming. The Estate and Trust attorneys at Gerstein, Grayson, Cohen & Melletz can relieve you of that burden and guide you in performing your legal obligations as the Executor, Trustee or Administrator. The Estate and Trust attorneys at Gerstein, Grayson, Cohen & Melletz will prepare any necessary Federal and New Jersey Estate, Inheritance and Estate Income Tax returns for you to the extent such returns are required to be filed and we will obtain the required waivers so that you may have access to the decedent’s funds.

Will Contests

The Estate and Trust Attorney as well as the Trial attorneys at Gerstein, Grayson, Cohen & Melletz are also available to advise and represent individuals who wish to contest the validity of a Will because they believe that a Will does not accurately reflect the intent of the testator or that the testator was unduly influenced by another person. Undue influence of a testator happens in many different contexts. In view of these circumstances, the knowledge and experience the Estate Trust attorney of Gerstein, Grayson, Cohen & Melletz can help you obtain the funds and property to which you are entitled.

Causes of action also arise when the holder of a Power of Attorney wrongly uses his or her power under a Power of Attorney and acts for his or her own financial benefit and not that of the person for which he or she is acting for. Many times causes of action arise after a person dies because the Executor or Trustee fails to follow the Will or Trust or fails to make the required distributions.

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