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Protecting Your Interests During A New Jersey Estate Dispute

The death of a family member can open rifts in family relationships, sometimes even giving rise to legal disputes. Similarly, when a parent becomes incapacitated by an accident, illness, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, families may not agree on who should manage the parent’s care and finances. Both of these issues may result in the need for legal representation to protect your rights.

At J. Jeffrey Press, P.A., in Parsippany, we protect the interests of executors, trustees, heirs and beneficiaries throughout northern New Jersey in the event a dispute regarding an estate is necessary.

A Real Trial Attorney On Your Side

Founding attorney J. Jeffrey Press has extensive knowledge of trust and other estate disputes. He has decades of legal experience and litigation skills unmatched by many of his competitors. Having a skilled attorney with a thorough knowledge of the law, the courtroom rules and procedures is vital to making sure your attorney protects your interests.

Estate Disputes We Frequently Resolve

Whether the issue involves an estate document or a matter during the estate administration process, J. Jeffrey Press has a wide range of experience resolving the following:

  • Will contests
  • Breach of fiduciary duty by an executor, administrator or trustee (such as theft of assets from the estate)
  • Fraudulent real estate transfers resulting from a caretaker or person in a position of trust adding his or her name to the deed
  • Disputes over who should be executor or administrator
  • Disputes over who should be named the guardian of an incapacitated parent
  • Theft of assets or abuse of a ward by a guardian

When Can A New Jersey Will Be Contested?

In New Jersey, a will can be contested for a number of reasons:

  • Undue influence by a caretaker or person in a position of trust
  • Fraud or misrepresentation by a beneficiary or heir
  • Lack of proper execution of a will
  • Lack of testamentary capacity by the person signing the will

When a will is changed in favor of a beneficiary, the court will look at circumstances that determine whether the deceased testator was subjected to undue influence that caused him or her to change the will in favor of one beneficiary at the expense of another, or whether the change to the will was based on fraud or misrepresentation.

Explore Your Legal Options. Contact Us Today.

If you are engaged in an estate dispute or see a possible dispute on the horizon, we are here to help you understand your rights and legal options.

Schedule a confidential legal consultation with an experienced estate planning lawyer today. Contact our law firm online or call 973-323-2654. Flexible appointment times are available.