NJ Estate Administration

When You Need an Experienced Estate Administration Attorney in New Jersey, Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann is Ready to Help You

The death of a person is devastating, especially so when that person was someone you love. A family needs to deal with its grief, yet the world moves forward and demands that estate and probate obligations be met and affairs finalized.

There are bills to pay and property to transfer. The will and/or trust seem clear, but you don’t know where to begin or exactly what to do.  If you’re feeling stressed, confused or unsure of what to do and want the advice and reassurance of an experienced and caring professional, Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. can help.

We’re experienced NJ estate administration attorneys who have helped individuals and families like yours through the maze of New Jersey, and multi-state probate/international estate administration laws.  Call Fredrick P. Niemann toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail him at fniemann@hnlawfirm.com.  He welcomes your inquiries.

New Jersey Estate Administration and Probate Laws

Under NJ law, an estate is the total of all property owned by a deceased person prior to the distribution of his/her property in accordance with the terms of a will or trust, or, when there is no will or trust, by the law of intestate succession in New Jersey or the state where the individual lived. The process of estate administration can be complicated. Several things must happen.

  • The will is proven to be valid or invalid.
  • The property covered by the will or trust is verified and valued.
  • The manner in which the property of the decedent is to be distributed to beneficiaries is established.
  • Creditors of the decedent are identified and given the opportunity to file claims against the estate.
  • Fees and taxes for administration of the estate are established and paid.
  • The assets of the estate are distributed to heirs and beneficiaries.

An Estate Administration Attorney Can Preserve Estate Assets

By retaining the services of a knowledgeable estate attorney with a background in elder law, you benefit from his/her understanding of New Jersey law and their expertise in preserving estate assets. Reducing estate and inheritance taxes is one way that an estate can retain more of its wealth for the decedent’s heirs. Our attorneys know of legal ways to accomplish this goal.

A NJ Estate Administration Attorney Who is a Probate and Trust Lawyer Understands the Probate Laws of NJ and the Estate Administration Process. We Can Help.


Rutgers State University is pleased to invite Mr. Fred Niemann of Hanlon Niemann to be the guest speaker at their workshops for the Office of Continuing Education. Mr. Niemann will offer continuing Education courses on “Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation”, “Hidden Secrets of Veterans Benefits”, “Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits 2013″, “Medicaid Changes: The Approaching Storm”, and the “New NJ Comprehensive Waiver Demonstration”. Click here to check our website for current dates for these events.


Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. was recently asked to speak at the NJ State Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education in New Brunswick, NJ on the essentials of estate planning.

Mr. Niemann addressed attorneys from throughout the state of NJ interested in learning key concepts and principals of NJ estate planning, including such topics as wills, trusts, estate taxations, asset protection, powers of attorney, health care directives, special needs and supplemental needs trusts for disabled and incapacitated individuals, avoiding probate through creative use of beneficiary planning, inheritance taxes, gifting and changes coming to federal estate taxation.


Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. attended the 46th annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

conference from January 9th to January 13th at the Orlando World Center sponsored by the Community of Miami School of Law.  This week long session assembled the nation’s leading authorities to lecture and discuss the latest in estate planning techniques and strategies.  Topics analyzed and discussed included 1) elder law; 2) asset protection; 3) statutory case law developments; 4) planning with financial assets including annuities, Roth IRA’s, and life insurance policies; 5) litigation and tax controversies; 6) networking and practice development.