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Hackensack Probate Administration Lawyers

New Jersey Probate Court Lawyers

The death of a loved one is always a very stressful time for a family. Whether you have recently lost a loved one or want to plan for the future of your family, we will help you make important decisions and lead you through the legal process. The attorneys at Greenberg & Lanz understand the pressures faced by surviving family members and can assist in the administration of the estate.

Representative case: Attorney Steven Morey Greenberg is presently serving as executor of a large estate, having been appointed by the decedent. Mr. Greenberg is also serving as court-appointed guardian the decedent's surviving spouse, who also appointed him as executor of her estate. The situation involves assets in more than one state, a large trust for the surviving spouse and millions of dollars.

The administration of a loved one's estate involves many duties. Executors, administrators and trustees are called fiduciaries. Fiduciaries are held to a high standard of care for the manner in which they manage the estate's money and assets for others, including the decedent, the beneficiaries or heirs, and the decedent's creditors. We have undertaken the role of fiduciary for clients many times and have served in the following positions at the request of clients:

  • Executor (appointed in a will)
  • Court-appointed administrator of estates
  • Trustee
  • Health care representative
  • Manager of client's affairs pursuant to power of attorney
  • Gathering of all information about assets and heirs, the will and other documents, and selling real and personal property, and how best to dispose of unique and valuable property

Our attorneys can be full-time, comprehensive advisors as to everything that is going on with the estate of your loved one. We also file estate tax returns and transfer inheritance tax returns, work with accountants of the estate and prepare formal and informal accountings for the Court's review.

Contact Us Today

We provide compassionate and caring guidance when you have been appointed as the executor or administrator of the estate, taking the stress off your shoulders so you have time for yourself and your family. You do not have to go through this alone. To discover how we can help you, speak with our Hackensack business law, litigation, life planning, estate planning, probate and estate administration lawyers. Call our experienced Hackensack attorneys at 201-487-7755 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation, and let us help you during this difficult time.