A Hackensack courtroom was the scene of the latest episode in the long running legal battle over the estate of Robert Cohen. Mr. Cohen's granddaughter claims that her uncle James Cohen, the son of the founder of Hudson News, exercised undue influence over her grandfather in the waning years of his life, causing him to change the will in such a way that James seized control of the estate and family business and left her disinherited. She has retained the services of two expert witnesses to help make her case.
Not all wills are complicated and difficult to carry out. Many individuals find themselves in the situation where a parent dies, leaving a simple will with very few assets.
In our last post, we looked at an article which gave an overview of the first steps in the process of estate administration, specifically establishing the authenticity of an estate and appointing a legal representative. In this post we will look at a brief overview of the rest of the process.
In our previous post, we looked briefly at the process of gathering together estate assets and paying off debts and taxes of the estate. In this post, we'll look at the final step of distribution of estate assets.
A recent article on NJ.com explored the basic process of probate administration in New Jersey.