Estate Planning & Probate Administration

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Estate Planning And Probate Administration

If you have decided to implement end-of-life planning or you have been named as the executor or administrator of the estate of a friend or loved one, you want an attorney with the full understanding of the processes by which estates are settled. Estate planning may involve many different strategies, from the preparation of documents such as wills and trusts, to the re-titling of property or lifetime gifting.

Practicing Law In Ocean County Since 1970

At the law office of Campbell & Pruchnik, LLC in Jackson, we have been in practice in Ocean County for over 38 years. Attorney Campbell served as a New Jersey Superior Court Judge for 23 years. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

Estate Planning

When you retain us to help you with your estate planning, we start by sitting down with you, learning more about your goals and helping you understand the process. We will take the time to explain the different estate planning strategies and the benefits and consequences of those strategies. Once you have decided how you want to proceed, we will prepare all the necessary documents to establish and implement your estate plan, including:

  • Simple wills
  • Trusts
    • Living and testamentary trusts
    • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
    • Special needs trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Living wills or health care directives

Probate Administration

In our estate administration practice, we work with uncontested estates only. If you have been named as executor or personal representative of the estate of a loved one, we can help you successfully settle the estate by taking the will to the Surrogate Court.

Provided the estate is not contested, a simple process is applied whereby the will and the witnesses are confirmed. If the appropriate documents are filed, the assets will be distributed according to the will, the last debts and taxes will be paid, and the estate will be closed.

In most instances, where the will is uncontested, the surrogate will handle all matters related to the settlement of the estate and the process will be completed in about a year. If difficulties arise, though, we can find a way to provide a higher level of service and ensure that your interests are protected.

Contact An Experienced Attorney Today

For experienced legal counsel in estate planning or probate administration, contact our office. We provide a free initial consultation to every client. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 9 am until 5 pm, and evenings and weekends by special appointment.