Southern New Jersey Probate Attorney
After the passing of a loved one, the last thing you may want to deal with is the legal process known as probate. There are many documents that must be collected, assets that must be located and court-imposed deadlines that must be met. It is difficult for many people to understand everything that is involved in correctly probating an estate, but you need not become frustrated.
At The Ritter Law Office, L.L.C., we are committed to helping people navigate the estate administration process as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The reality is that there is often much work to do in order to wind up the affairs of an estate. In order to do it properly, the assistance of a trusted and experienced attorney is a valuable asset. Our founding attorney, Theodore Ritter, has successfully represented clients in New Jersey probate courts since 1978, and we are ready to help you through this difficult time.
Understanding the New Jersey Probate Process
One of the primary reasons to hire a lawyer for probate is simply that the volume of detailed requirements that must be fulfilled can be overwhelming, especially considering that you are dealing with the grief of having lost a loved one.
Our New Jersey estate administration attorneys shoulder the legal burden for you so that you can concentrate on your family. Rather than try to handle things on your own, rely on our law firm to resolve all probate issues, such as:
- Filing federal and state tax returns for the estate
- Opening a checking account to pay the estate’s debts
- Obtain the balances in checking accounts, retirement accounts and other accounts existing on the date of death
- Sending a copy of the will to each beneficiary
- Locating and appraising any real estate or personal property to be sold
- Processing life insurance and health insurance claims, including Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements
Saving Time and Money
Whether the estate you are probating is large or small, you are likely concerned about the costs of hiring an attorney to guide you. Our firm understands these concerns, and that is why we seek to resolve estate administration issues efficiently. In the long run, our attention to detail and our ability to get things right the first time means that you spend less time in court than you would without our assistance, thus maximizing the amount of assets available for distribution to beneficiaries and heirs.
Contact a Bridgeton Estate Administration Lawyer
Serving Bridgeton since 1978 and located at the same Fayette Street address since 1990, The Ritter Law Office, L.L.C., is conveniently situated a mere 100 feet from the door of the county courthouse. Our office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with evening and weekend hours by appointment.