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Estate Law


What happens if you die without a will in New Jersey?

die without a will in New Jersey

A common question our estate planning attorneys at Puff & Cockerill, LLC receive is: What happens if you die without a will in New Jersey? The short answer is that your estate will be administered according to the intestacy laws of New Jersey. This short answer, however, is not so easily met in practice. Intestacy […]

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NJ Real Estate Transfer Taxes – Inheriting Real Estate

NJ Real Estate Transfer Taxes

Understanding NJ real estate transfer taxes and laws around inheriting real estate can efficiently and effectively keep a family home or property in the family. Maintaining a family property in the family legacy is an admirable and attainable goal for many parents and grandparents. “Life Estate” transfers are a great option in many families. In […]

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Cashing in Old Life Insurance Policies

Cashing in Old Life Insurance Policies

Let’s examine what you should do when cashing in old life insurance policies. Frequently, people have old life insurance policies that require a review for purposes of the viability and an inquiry into the current “cash value” of the policy. Over the years our law firm has had many people who have come in with […]

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