Littleton, CO asked in Estate Planning for New Jersey

Q: Must estate distributions (not being contested) be made within a certain amount of time? (NJ)

It’s been over two years since a family members death and the attorney’s letter notifying beneficiaries was received. (NJ)

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Noel Rivers
Noel Rivers
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: There is not a set time period in which estates must be settled and distributions made. Each estate is unique and there could be factors at play that make the administration of the estate more time-intensive. I would highly recommend that you simply contact the estate attorney and ask for an update on the status of the estate. If you are a beneficiary of the estate, the attorney will be able to provide you with that information.

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