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Experienced New Jersey Attorneys Handle Probate and Estate Administration for Clients

Reliable lawyers assist executors and administrators in the Woodstown area

To maximize the value of an estate in probate or another administration process, representatives may find it helpful to contact an established estate planning law firm. At Sherman Law Offices, our attorneys advise clients serving as executors or administrators on how to comply with all aspects of estate administration accurately and completely. If you’ve been appointed to either position, you can benefit from sound legal guidance so you are not held personally liable for losses in the value of estate assets due to errors or misconduct. We guide individuals in the Woodstown area and throughout New Jersy through probate and estate administration with confidence and efficiency.

Thorough advocates advise clients during every step of probate

Probate can refer to the court process of validating a will so an executor can implement the decedent’s wishes or to the oversight the court provides for an estate administrator who settles an intestate estate — one in which the decedent left no will.

Most executors are not familiar with the relevant laws, and some are even surprised to learn the decedent’s will named them as the responsible party. To complete the process of settling an estate, our lawyers may help executors with the following tasks:

  • Getting court approval as estate administrator and posting bond
  • Filing the will with the appropriate probate court
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Finding and assembling assets
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Hiring valuation, genealogy or other experts, when appropriate
  • Paying creditors and claimants
  • Collecting amounts owed to the estate
  • Paying current and delinquent taxes as well as estate taxes
  • Distributing property to beneficiaries

Estate representatives can easily make mistakes due to inexperience, stress and hasty decisions. The lawyers at Sherman Law Offices provide clients with reliable, detailed guidance.

Even in seemingly straightforward probate and estate administration matters, disputes among beneficiaries or between beneficiaries and the executor can arise. When these conflicts surface, you can count on our sound counsel and professionalism in negotiations or in court.

Knowledgeable attorneys help clients become executors and administrators

Distributing a decedent’s property cannot take place without an executor or administrator managing and overseeing the process. When a person does not leave behind a will or establish another means of wealth transfer, the most willing and capable relative usually seeks court approval to act as the personal representative of the estate. We can help qualified individuals obtain the status of estate executor or administrator. At Sherman Law Offices, our goal is for you to settle your loved one’s estate as efficiently, quickly and easily as possible.

Contact a reliable New Jersey probate and estate administration law firm

Probate and estate administration issues can feel overwhelming for people unfamiliar with this area of law. Sherman Law Offices helps people throughout New Jersy to ease the burden. To schedule a consultation, call our Woodstown office at 856-769-5711 or contact us online.

Testimonials
  • "Bruce Sherman's services are of the highest quality and I strongly recommend his practice to anyone needing representation. Bruce and his staff are hardworking professionals that are focused on each individual case while making the client's experience positive during their time of need. It is not only because of their communication, responsiveness, quality of work, and value of service provided that I highly recommend Bruce and his staff, but also because of his attention to detail."

  • "Bruce Sherman is a very knowledgeable attorney, who made sure he had my best interest during the entire process. I am beyond proud of my representation. Mr. Sherman did exactly what I needed done and gave me the more than perfect results I requested. I highly recommend his services and will continue to use him as my attorney for years to come."

  • "Bruce is an excellent attorney--very thorough and on top of your particular situation. Would recommend him without reservations."

  • "Josh has painstakingly worked through our case and has gotten the results needed to protect our family. He is dedicated, meticulous, and patient. He spends many hours speaking with us, compiling information, and he makes the right decisions for our case. In the courtroom he is professional, knowledgeable, and direct. Our case is complicated however his level of expertise is getting the results needed for our family. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone. He has been an invaluable asset throughout this process."

  • "I have had the privilege of working with Josh Sherman on a legal case. Josh extrapolates the details in an organized fashion to develop a case in a timely and efficient manner. He provides case law that any judge would be compelled to uphold. Josh is not only an eloquent writer, but he is quick on his feet in the courtroom. Over the years, I have had to seek legal counsel. I wish I knew Josh then. I highly recommend Josh Sherman. He will take you under his wing and provide you with the best legal counsel."

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    Bruce helped me greatly while I was executor for my mother's and father-in-law's estates within a couple of years of each other. His guidance was spot on and his dealings with the State of NJ in particular through a very confusing situation were take...

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    Bruce Sherman and his staff handled my matter with care and promptness, he explained with detail to make sure I understood my options. I would recommend the Sherman Law Firm.

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    Josh did a good job prioritizing complex distractions with relevant issues, and dealt with necessary issues swiftly and decisively. In my case divorce case, I had counsel representing my ex who did not negotiate in good faith. My ex had an unrealis...

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Sherman Law Offices

Woodstown Office

38 West Avenue, Route 40 Woodstown, New Jersey 08098
Phone: 856-769-5711, Fax: 856-769-5712

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 325, Woodstown, NJ 08098

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