Skilled Paramus Attorneys Guide Clients Through the Probate Process

Effective assistance for estate matters throughout northern New Jersey

Complicated probate issues can reduce the value of an estate and cause undue stress for family members already suffering from a loss. At the Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton, our attorneys alleviate that anxiety by handling each aspect of the probate process in a manner that preserves estate assets and satisfies New Jersey legal requirements. Whether representing an executor or a potential beneficiary challenging a will filed by someone else, we have the skill and experience to help ensure that the decedent’s wishes are fulfilled. Our firm understands that for each day an estate resolution is held up, beneficiaries are not able to enjoy the assets intended for them. If you have a probate matter anywhere in northern New Jersey, the Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton will work diligently to complete the procedure as quickly as possible.

Dedicated lawyers resolving probate issues promptly and skillfully

The Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton advises clients in and around Bergen County with each aspect of New Jersey probate, including:

  • Filing the will and notifying beneficiaries — After someone dies, we work with executors to file the will as soon as legally permissible and help determine which assets will be part of the estate. Jointly held property and assets held in trusts are usually not included in probate. We will also contact each beneficiary identified in the will within the statutory 60-day period.
  • Gathering assets — The Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton has more than two decades of experience locating hard-to-find assets so that they can be brought into the estate. Our lawyers will create a detailed inventory to enable probate and the distribution of assets to proceed as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • Managing financial responsibilities — Property taxes and other financial obligations do not cease once someone passes away. Our attorneys ensure that all required payments are made by the estate in a timely fashion.
  • Distributing property — Once all eligible property is brought into the estate and the debts and taxes have been paid, our attorneys trigger the legal process to transfer ownership of the assets to the designated beneficiaries.

Don’t let disputes and delays thwart the directions given by the decedent. The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton can help you to administer an estate promptly and accurately.

Contact a dedicated Bergen County probate lawyer

The Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton helps clients with probate administration and litigation as well as other civil legal matters. Please call 201-587-1414 or contact us online to schedule a meeting. Our office is in Paramus.