Bronx, NY asked in Estate Planning for New Jersey

Q: Hello, I was the primary care giver of my deceased father who passed in September of 2020. I represented him in all affa

irs and detaisl with the medical care and transportation and i lived in his home. He died intestate and I CREATED an estate as an administratrix. My three siblings were not inculded in this paperwork so I could as most of his affairs, handle things without the stress and emotional abuse from them that I incurred. I am willing to try and sell his home and split the profit if any amongst us all. If there is any legal obligation for me to fill out more co-adminstrator rights for the three of them, please inform. I live in NJ and my three siblings live in other states.

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Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Jersey City, NJ

A: Hello,

When someone dies without a will all Kids have the same rights. This may not seem fair, but it is the way the laws are written. So, your siblings may fight you for administration. There are forms that they could sign off on to surrender their rights to you. You really should speak with an attorney to go over your duties and responsibilities and any issues you may be facing.

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