Making a Will in New Jersey
A will can help you protect your family and your property.
Make a Living Trust in New Jersey
What is a living trust? A trust is an arrangement under which one person, called a trustee, holds legal title to property for another person, called a beneficiary.
New Jersey Estate Tax
New Jersey no longer has a state estate tax.
New Jersey Restrictions on Who Can Serve as Executor
Learn the rules about who can be your executor in New Jersey.
New Jersey Inheritance Tax
New Jersey is one of only a few states that impose both an inheritance tax and a state estate tax.
Intestate Succession in New Jersey
If you die without a will in New Jersey, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state “intestate succession” laws.
New Jersey Living Wills and Proxy Directives: What You Need to Know
Create your New Jersey combined advance directive for health care (power of attorney and living will).
New Jersey's Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form
A New Jersey Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form can help you direct your medical care if you're facing a life-threatening medical condition. Find out how it works.
New Jersey Probate: An Overview
The basics of wrapping up an estate in New Jersey.
Probate Shortcuts in New Jersey
New Jersey offers a probate shortcut for "small estates." This makes it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
Avoiding Probate in New Jersey
Probate court proceedings can be long, costly, and confusing. Learn how New Jersey families can save time, money, and hassle
New Jersey Home Funeral Laws
Learn the rules that govern home funerals in New Jersey.
New Jersey's Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act
A new death with dignity law allows terminally ill patients to request aid in dying under certain conditions.
How to Become an Organ Donor in New Jersey
To be part of the solution to the ongoing need for donated organs and tissues, take the following steps to become a donor after your death.
Burial & Cremation Laws in New Jersey
Here are some answers to common questions about post-death matters in New Jersey.