Estate Administration

Trouble with Probate

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Probate

Sometimes probate can be a simple process.  Sometimes it can be a royal nightmare… and sometimes it can be an expensive royal nightmare. I’m not sure if it is a sign of the times or just a coincidence, but our office has had numerous estates where the probate has not been very easy.  To give […]

Estate Tax

NJ Estate Tax (Case Study $2M)

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NJ Estate Tax (Case Study $2M)

In New Jersey, tax planning and estate planning can be very important.  I’d like to show you a good representation of what a plan can do for a married couple with $2,000,000 in assets.  Let’s assume that the couple has $800,000 of life insurance, a house worth $400,000, retirement accounts of $200,000, brokerage assets of $350,000, and […]

Estate Tax

Titling of Assets

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Titling of Assets

The way you hold title to your assets is key to any comprehensive estate plan. The greatest Will in the world is going to be ineffective if you have survivorship assets, IRAs or life insurance benefits going to people you don’t want them going to. In short, how you own your property determines where it […]