Elder Care and Estate Administration, Probate

Do You Need a NJ Elder Care Attorney to Assist You With Probate Estate and Trust Administration?

An Experienced Elder Care Attorney Can Handle Your Estate and Trust Administration.  Call us today.

Whether you are an executor, administrator, or beneficiary of an estate, the elder law attorneys at Hanlon Niemann & Wright can answer your questions and guide you through estate administration and probate. Trust and estate administration seems confusing to many people. Immediately after a death in the family, the administration of his/her estate often adds to an already stressful period. For those who have never dealt with wills and trusts, the documents may seem unclear and confusing. People simply don’t know where to begin and seem lost. If this sounds like you, please let us help you.

While a family needs time to deal with grief, the world continues forward and obligations must be met, and affairs finalized.  We have coordinated the transfer of assets to beneficiaries, paid bills and taxes and filed estate tax returns.  We help clients like you address and then resolve issues of concern.  We assist family members whose loved one died without a will, helping them to understand the NJ probate process in order to finalize the estate.

Why a NJ Elder Care Attorney Can Benefit You in the Probate of Your Estate or Trust

In New Jersey, Probate and Estate Administration Involves the Distribution of a Person’s Property in Accordance with Their Will

A probate estate is all the real and personal property owned by a deceased individual prior to death and the distribution of that property to beneficiaries in accordance with the terms of a will or trust. When there is no will or trust, then the laws of inheritance in New Jersey take over. This process can be complicated. Several things happen during probate estate administration:

  • The will or trust is validated as having been legally drafted in accordance with NJ law.
  • The property covered by the will or trust is identified and collected.
  • If there is no will, then an administrator of the estate must be appointed by the court and the heirs identified and notified.
  • A plan is established for how estate property is to be distributed in accordance with the estate planning documents, or if none exist, then under the laws of New Jersey.
  • Creditors are given the opportunity to file claims against the estate.
  • Fees and taxes for the administration of the estate are approved and paid by the Executor or administrator.
  • Creditors of the estate are paid.
  • The assets of the estate are distributed to the named beneficiaries in accordance with the terms of the estate plan or under New Jersey intestate law(s).
  • Any federal and state death and/or inheritance taxes are paid.

An experienced estate and probate administration attorney who regularly practices elder law can suggest options for preserving estate assets and reducing estate taxes in NJ one just way that an estate can retain more of its wealth for the decedent’s heirs.

Fredrick P. Niemann Esq.

Contact us today to discuss your elder needs in the probate and administration of a NJ estate.

Feel free to call Fredrick P. Niemann toll-free at toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at fniemann@hnlawfirm.com. He welcomes your inquiries.



Written by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a New Jersey Elder Care Attorney


I join in every word my Mom described about Mr. Niemann. She just raves about him and when she leaves his office, she is calm and totally confident in his counsel, wisdom and advice. Our family is blessed with him being my Mom’s protector and confidant.

—Teresa Vincitore, West Paterson, NJ


Prior to her death in 2008, I was my Mom’s Power of Attorney.   She moved to North Carolina to live out her final years with me and my family.   Previously, she had lived her entire life in New Jersey. After her death, property in New Jersey left to me and my siblings, was supposed to be sold and divided among us but unfortunately an unhappy sibling refused to cooperate. After researching attorneys in New Jersey, I hired Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. to represent my interests.   I am glad that I did.   His office was terrific and advocated forcibly and professionally on my behalf.   We were kept informed throughout the entirety of the case and the quality of the work was excellent.   While stressful at times, the legal dispute was successfully resolved, the case against me dismissed and I was able to cause the property to be sold and the proceeds distributed.

Mr. Niemann and his very capable associates and paraprofessionals did a competent and thorough job and I recommend them to all who are reading this testimonial.

—Craig and Lisa Rose – Beaufort, NC