Estate Administration

Social Security After Death

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Social Security  

One of the first questions we are asked is “do I have to do anything about Social Security”? Here are some important things to know if a decedent was receiving SSA benefits at the time of passing: Reporting Normally the funeral director will contact Social Security to report a person’s death if you give them […]

Administrator

Executor Commissions: Calculating in New Jersey

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Calculating NJ executor commissions

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 […]