Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett’s Executor Destroys Unpublished Work of Author

Posted Posted in Administrator, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Executor, intellectual property

As a fan of the works of Author Terry Pratchett, in particular Going Postal and Making Money, I got a chuckle out of this story in the New York Times.  As some of you are aware, Terry Pratchett died in 2015.  One of his last wishes was that all of his unpublished works be destroyed by […]

Calculating NJ executor commissions

Executor Commissions: Calculating in New Jersey

Posted 28 CommentsPosted in Administrator, Commissions, Estate Administration, Executor, New Jersey

From time to time, people ask me about trustee and executor commissions in New Jersey.  Because it is a bit complex, I have broken it down into two posts and I will focus on administrator and executor commissions today. To start, a Will can specifically provide for an executor’s commission.  In that absence of expressly authorizing a […]

Estate Administration and Bad Credit

Estate Administration and Bad Credit

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Administrator, Estate, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Executor, Fiduciary, Trustee, Will

Everybody knows that good credit is important for receiving favorable financing terms when buying a car or a house. Let me give you another reason to keep your credit up: the ability to act as administrator of the estate of parent or loved one. When a person passes away without a Will, the closest next […]