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Praful Thakkar
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Bette Gerhold - I think this is more of an attorney question.

Aug 08, 2016 04:22 PM
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Teri Pacitto
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It's best to consult with an attorney who specializes in Probate law.

Aug 08, 2016 02:49 PM
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California is different that any other state.  Check with an attorney whose specialty is probate.  A

Aug 08, 2016 02:38 PM
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Consult with legal counsel licensed to practice in New Jersey and who is familiar with probate law applicable in New Jersey.

Aug 08, 2016 01:34 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
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You would need to consult with an Attorney in New Jersey.

Aug 08, 2016 01:28 PM
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Sounds like a question for a NJ attorney who knows probate and wills/estates

Aug 08, 2016 01:17 PM
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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.

 

Aug 08, 2016 12:52 PM
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Gabe Sanders
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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.

Aug 10, 2016 04:47 AM
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Will Hamm
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Ken Jones has the right idea on the subject.

Aug 09, 2016 04:36 AM
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Ken Jones is your expert here.  Definitely need a lawyer that specializes in probate/trusts.

Aug 09, 2016 04:33 AM
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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.

Aug 09, 2016 03:12 AM
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Greg Brastow
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Bette, 

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. 

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/new-jersey-probate-an-overview.html

Aug 09, 2016 02:55 AM
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I would likely seek legal advice for this one.

Aug 09, 2016 02:08 AM
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That is a great question for a lawyer.

Aug 09, 2016 12:37 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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in MA, it's after probate.... needs to be a certificate ( previously called an L-8 form) on record by closing....

Aug 09, 2016 12:23 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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With respect, see an Attorney.

Aug 09, 2016 12:17 AM
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I am not an attorney nor do I play one on television.  

Aug 08, 2016 11:56 PM
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The will has to be probated...Its trusts that don't

Aug 08, 2016 11:44 PM
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Get an attorney and provide all the facts to get a good decision!

Aug 08, 2016 11:38 PM
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Check with your attorney.

Aug 08, 2016 11:18 PM
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Get legal advice.

Aug 08, 2016 10:42 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
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After you've spoken with a NJ real estate attorney.

Aug 08, 2016 10:06 PM
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Lyn Sims
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I thought if one dies with a will there is no need for probate?

Aug 08, 2016 09:50 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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This is a form of legal advice, which agents should not give. Best to consult an attorney.

Aug 08, 2016 09:23 PM
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parked and reading...

Aug 08, 2016 08:34 PM
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contact a major title & escrow company in NJ.

Aug 08, 2016 12:22 PM