Probate Attorney in NJ

When You Need an Experienced and
Knowledgeable Will and Estate Lawyer
in New Jersey, Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq.
of Hanlon Niemann is Ready to Help You

The death of a person is devastating, especially when that person was someone you love. A family needs to deal with its grief, yet the world moves forward and demands that obligations be met and affairs finalized. There are bills to pay and property to transfer. The will and/or trust seems clear, but you don’t know where to begin or exactly what to do. We can help you in New Jersey probate.  Hanlon Niemann is a probate law firm centrally located in Monmouth County, New Jersey who have helped individuals and families like yours through the maze of New Jersey, multi-state probate and international estate and administration laws.


If you’re an executor, administrator or beneficiary of a probating estate, we’ll answer your questions, help you resolve any issues that you may be confronting, coordinate the transfer of assets to beneficiaries, pay bills and file income, estate, death and inheritance tax returns. If you’re a family member whose loved one died without a will, we’ll help you understand the process required to finalize their estate in a timely and professional manner.

Let an experienced will and estate attorney at Hanlon Niemann work for you today.

Actual Client Testimonial – Ralph Cafaro, Manalapan, NJ

“During a difficult period in my life, I called upon Hanlon Niemann to help me as executor to my father’s estate. Mr. Niemann stayed with me every step of the way. He is very professional in his manner and dealings, not only with me but with the attorneys, law firms, creditors and others involved in the probate of my father’s estate. I am very satisfied with his services.”

What is Probate in New Jersey?

Probate is a judicially supervised process for gathering a decedent’s assets, paying taxes and claims, and distributing assets to the beneficiaries. Probate is only necessary when a person dies with assets titled and owned in his or her name individually. Assets in a living trust, revocable trust, irrevocable trust, property that is jointly owned or with a beneficiary designation does not go through the probate process in this state. Probate has a bad reputation. Sometimes rightfully so, but not always.

We can explain the pros and cons of New Jersey probate to you in simple, plain English.  To learn more about probate in New Jersey, go to our page entitled “Understanding the Probate Process in NJ”. You’ll get a good overview on the subject.

Here’s a real life testimonial – Noreika Sanderson – Weehauken, New Jersey and New York City, New York

“I was in a panic.  My fiancee passed away and I was named as a beneficiary of a valuable piece of real estate in Hudson County, New Jersey under his Will.   Adding to my grief was the decision of the Executor to ignore the language of his Will and then he refused to convey ownership of the real estate to me.

What were my rights? What could I do?  I called various people for a referral to an attorney experienced in probate litigation.  Mr. Niemann was recommended to me and immediately he took charge.  He filed a lawsuit against the Executor and aggressively fought for me throughout the legal process.  He would not compromise or settle for less than I deserved under the Will.  A trial took place and Mr. Niemann tried the case for me to the end.   He was prepared and his office and associates offered tremendous assistance to me and Mr. Niemann in getting the case ready for trial.

Today, I am the owner of the property my fiancee intended for me to have.  I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Mr. Niemann and his very capable office.”

We Can Help You Navigate New Jersey Probate

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann is a qualified New Jersey estate lawyer trained to provide you with information on the ways to efficiently navigate the probate process and the County Surrogate’s Office to avoid probate disputes and estate litigation.

Probate does not have to be hard, long or expensive. You just need the guidance from a qualified New Jersey Probate Attorney about how to make the process work for you.  Contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at


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. __________________________________________________________
Mr. Niemann was quoted in an article in the Asbury Park Press which discusses Last Wills and Testaments. A copy of the article can be found here: Last Wills Change but Need Doesn’t.