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Digital Fiduciary Act: What You Need to Know About NJ’s New Law

Gov. Chris Christie recently signed legislation granting fiduciary heirs the right to access a decedent’s digital assets. Officially named the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA), the newly enacted bill passed both houses with no opposition.

Could Wills One Day Go Paperless?

Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, and the writing of a will seems to be following suit. A recent article in the New Jersey Law Jour...

More on Undue Influence & The Doctrine of Probable Intent

On March 5, 2013, the Law Division issued its decision in the Matter of the Estate of Edith Weiner.

Do you need a Will? Yes!

According to, 65% of Americans do not have a Will. We have heard many varying reasons why an individual might forgo the estate planning ...

Rescission was appropriate where the Decedent made a unilateral mistake by naming his attorney the “pay-on-death” beneficiary on a bank account instead of funding a trust referenced in his Will

In Stephenson v. Spiegle, Docket No. A-4193-11T2, the Appellate Division examined the issue of a contradicting estate, where the Decedent named his...

The Mere Existence of a Parent-child Relationship Does Not Create a Confidential Relationship

     On October 17, 2012, In the Matter of the Probate of the Alleged Will of Joan Pennella, Superior Court ofNew Jersey, Appellate Division, Docke...

Under some circumstances, a Will that is neither dated nor signed may be admitted to probate

   On June 29, 2012, In the Matter of the Estate of Richard D. Ehrlich, Superior Court ofNew Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No. A-5439-10T2, th...

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