The Importance of a Will Today
A person’s will (Last Will and Testament) is a legal document which determines what will happen to your property after death. A will is typically prepared with an attorney’s assistance for the individual to provide specific detailed instructions for the disbursement of assets and property upon the death of that person.
Do You Need a Last Will and Testament?
In the event that an individual dies without a will, the State of New Jersey will decide by statute who gets what.
Note: the disposition of some types of property may not be covered by your New Jersey Last Will and Testament. A joint account will pass automatically to the surviving joint owner when you die.