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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for New Jersey on
Q: If you go to law school and pass the bar without being sworn in are you a lawyer

if somebody goes to law school and earned the J.D, they took the bar exam which they passed But not sworn in Due to the criminal past they had does that make them a lawyer still? Or just a higher educated paralegal? Someone I know claimes they can still practice as a lawyer even though they... Read more »

Lazaro Cardenas
Lazaro Cardenas answered on Jan 27, 2020

The short answer is no.

In NJ you can search for the status of an attorney here:

https://ecourts.judiciary.state.nj.us/webe5/AttyPAWeb/pages/_rlvid.jsp.faces?_rap=captchaAction.execute&_rvip=/pages/home.jsp&currLocaleBanner=en

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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for New Jersey on
Q: We live in NJ. My uncle passed away and me and my brother only relative he has left. His estate gets divided to us?

I know he has property that is all I know. Is this automatic by the state or?

Lazaro Cardenas
Lazaro Cardenas answered on Jan 8, 2020

Hi, it is not automatic. if your uncle wasn’t married and had no children, siblings, or parents who were alive at the time of his death, and the two of you are the only heirs alive, then you will need to open probate and get named as administrator/executor for the estate. After that you’ll have... Read more »

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