If you have recently lost a loved one, you may require an experienced estate attorney to assist with the probate process and administration of the estate. Timothy J. Little, P.C. can assist you through the estate planning and probate process and make sure your family’s future is protected.
The estate administration process can be quite overwhelming. Most executors, administrators, and trustees do not have the time or expertise to address the myriad of issues that will arise throughout the course of administration. As experienced estate attorneys, Timothy J. Little, P.C. can guide you through the estate administration process, handle the various tasks associated with administering an estate, help your family to resolve any legal problem or practical issue that may arise and, most importantly, make sure the wishes of your loved one are precisely carried out.
Our experienced attorneys can help your family address all the complicated legal issues that may arise from the loss of your loved one, including, but not limited to:
- Probate of the Last Will and Testament or, in the absence of a Will, appointment of an Administrator
- Notification of Probate
- Location of assets
- Asset valuation
- Transfer of assets including real estate and financial accounts
- Compliance with and interpretation of the terms of the Will
- Filing inheritance and estate tax returns
- Handling debts of the estate and communication with creditors
- Fiduciary accountings
- Settlement and closing of the estate
- Caveats, Will contests and disputes
If there is a dispute over the legitimacy or terms of the Will, trust, or estate plan of your loved one, Timothy J. Little, P.C. will fight to protect your rights. Whether you wish to contest a Will, expedite the administration process, challenge the actions of the fiduciary, or if legal action has been taken against your interests, we are ready to provide competent, diligent representation.In addition to our estate administration practice, we can help you and your family plan for the future through the drafting of a Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, Advance Medical Directive (living will), and various trust instruments. Alarmingly, over sixty percent (60%) of Americans will pass away without a Last Will and Testament. There are numerous benefits in properly planning your estate including, but not limited to, the ability to provide for your family, expeditiously transfer assets to beneficiaries, address guardianship of minor children, minimize the expenses of administration, designate suitable executors and trustees for your estate, possibly reduce taxes that may be incurred by your estate, and ease the strain on your family.
Estate Practice Areas: Appointment and removal of fiduciaries, probate procedures, intestacy, fiduciary duties and obligations, fiduciary accountings and exceptions, fiduciary compensation, marshaling of assets, insolvency petitions, will contests and disputes, caveats against probate of the Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney abuse, ejectment and eviction, Refunding Bonds and Releases, New Jersey Transfer Inheritance Tax (IT-R), New Jersey Estate Tax (IT-Estate)
If you have any questions or concerns regarding litigation, please contact the attorneys at Timothy J. Little, P.C. at 732-634-5512 or use our contact form.