Probate Litigation

Experienced New Jersey Trust and Estates Attorneys Help Guide You Through the Process

Honor wishes of your loved ones

Probate follows what is usually a painful emotional loss. The knowledgeable and courteous probate attorneys at Law Offices of Weiss & Tom L.L.C. have extensive experience in probate law and know how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.

The process of probate

Most executors have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. Law Offices of Weiss & Tom L.L.C. can guide you through all aspects of probate, including:

  • Filing the will with the New Jersey probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate

Our attorneys assist executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. Law Offices of Weiss & Tom L.L.C. has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Probate disputes

Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Our attorneys’ professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial familial relationships, our attorneys are adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our client’s beneficiary rights within the New Jersey probate court.

Contact New Jersey estate planning lawyers for a consultation.

Law Offices of Weiss & Tom L.L.C. serves clients in Wayne and throughout New Jersey. Call us at 973-694-5511 for a consultation on the facts of your case.