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Bette Gerhold - I think this is more of an attorney question.
It's best to consult with an attorney who specializes in Probate law.
California is different that any other state. Check with an attorney whose specialty is probate. A
Consult with legal counsel licensed to practice in New Jersey and who is familiar with probate law applicable in New Jersey.
You would need to consult with an Attorney in New Jersey.
Sounds like a question for a NJ attorney who knows probate and wills/estates
That is a question for an attorney who does probate and estates. Call the Bar Association in the county in New Jersey where the property is located and ask for a referral to a probate/estate attorney.
You'll need to check with a N.J. attorney. But, if I were a betting man, I would wager that you can't sell it before probate is completed.
Ken Jones has the right idea on the subject.
Ken Jones is your expert here. Definitely need a lawyer that specializes in probate/trusts.
Don't know about NJ, but probate usually comes first. In NY, for example, a probate certificate from the court is required at closing. Call the probate court in your county or an attorney.
Were you named the executor on the will?
Probate in New Jersey is handled by the surrogate court however it isn't always necessary.
Here is a link that helps explain it a little more detail.
I would likely seek legal advice for this one.
That is a great question for a lawyer.
in MA, it's after probate.... needs to be a certificate ( previously called an L-8 form) on record by closing....
With respect, see an Attorney.
I am not an attorney nor do I play one on television.
The will has to be probated...Its trusts that don't
Get an attorney and provide all the facts to get a good decision!
Check with your attorney.
Get legal advice.
After you've spoken with a NJ real estate attorney.
I thought if one dies with a will there is no need for probate?
This is a form of legal advice, which agents should not give. Best to consult an attorney.
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contact a major title & escrow company in NJ.