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Kenneth Vercammen & Associates
A Law Office with Experienced Attorneys for Your New Jersey Legal Needs
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison NJ 08817

Examples Probate and Estate Administration Legal Services my Law Office can provide for the Executor of the Estate

Reviewing and analyzing the Will and advising the Executor as to the persons who will take the Deceased estate according to law;

Advising the Executor what must be done

Fill out Surrogate Information sheet and making arrangements for the Executor to go to the Courthouse to be appointed executor or administrator of the estate;

Preparation of mandatory Notice of Probate to Beneficiaries.

If charity, notice to Atty General

File notice of Notice of Probate with Surrogate

Apply to Federal Tax ID #

Help executor Set up Estate Account at bank (Executor should pay all bills from estate account)

Prepare Inheritance Tax Return and obtain Tax Waivers

File Inheritance Tax waivers within 8 months upon receipt

Assist in sale of Real estate and other major assets

Follow up first Federal and State Income Tax Return and NJ Estate Tax [CPA will handle- ex Marc Kane]

Assist Executor to prepare Informal Accounting


Prepare Release and Refunding Bonds and serve on beneficiary

Obtain Child Support Judgment clearance

For beneficiaries unhappy with the performance by the Executor my Law Office can provide the following services:

File a Verified Complaint and Order to Show Cause requesting the following:

1. That the named executor be ordered to provide an accounting of the estate to plaintiff and sell any remaining Real Estate and assets

2. Executor be ordered to provide an accounting for all assets of dated five years prior to death if they had access to assets

3. That the Executor be removed as the executor/administrator of the estate and that another family member be named as administrator of the estate.

4. Declaring a constructive trust of the assets of the decedent for the benefit of the plaintiff and the estate.

5. That the Executor be barred from spending any estate funds, be barred from paying any bills, be barred from taking a commission, be barred from writing checks, be barred from acting on behalf of the estate, except as specifically authorized by Superior Court Order or written consent by the plaintiff.

6. Demand Payment of plaintiffs attorneys fees and costs of suit for the within action by the estate

7. Prepare and serve Interrogatory Questions and Demand for Documents on the Executor to answer.

A more detailed list of services is available on our website CentralJerseyElderLaw.com.



 2053 Woodbridge Avenue

Edison, NJ 08817

(Phone) 732-572-0500

(Fax)  732-572-0030

website: www.njlaws.com

Probate/ Inheritance/ Estate Administration

         Please fill out completely and fax or mail back. This form is extremely important. Your accuracy and completeness in responding will help me best represent you. All sections and information must be filled out prior to sitting down with the attorney.




YOUR NAME _____________________________________________


ADDRESS _______________________________________________


CITY ______________________ STATE ____    ZIP _____________


CELL (____)_____________________________________________


PHONE-DAY(____)_______________ NIGHT (____)______________


Email   _______________________________________________


Decedent’s Name    _______________________________________


Date of Death (mm/dd/yy) ___ ___ /___ ___ /___ ___ ___ ___ 


Referred By:     __________________________________________

       If referred by a person, is this a client or attorney?  If you heard about the law office on the Internet, which search engine?  What search terms did you use?


Your relation to the person who passed away: __________________


Date of Will? (mm/dd/yy) ___ ___ /___ ___ /___ ___ ___ ___

(If no will, write no will)


Location of original Will __________________________________



Executor/ Administrator if not person filing out this form: ___________


TODAY'S DATE ____/_____/__________     

              Probate Q-Inherit  Quest       rev 1/15/15

*All Pages and Information must be filled out prior to seeing the Attorney.  This information is required by the Surrogate's Office and the Inheritance Tax Bureau.


Indicate if Surrogate Probate letters were issued and which county issued:





County of Residence     ________________________________


Decedent’s S.S. No.     ___ ___ ___ /___ ___ /___ ___ ___ ___


       *The following questions are required by the Surrogate's Office and the Inheritance Tax Bureau to be answered.  Please answer all these questions to the best of your knowledge so we can best help you. If none, write none.


SCHEDULE “A” REAL PROPERTY  If none, write none




1. Street and Number _____________________________________




Town: ____________________


Lot: ___ Block:  ____ County: ____________________




Title/Owner of Record: _______________



Tax Assessor Assessed Value: $____________________





Full Market Value of Property:  $____________________ 


Mortgage Balance: $______________________ [if none write none]




Any other Real Estate: $______________________






         All Other Personal Property Owned Individually or Jointly; Market Value, Indicate the Manner of Registration at Date of Death.

         If none, write none for each line



Name of Bank, Acct. # _____________                            $_________


___________________________________________   $_________

___________________________________________    $_________

Stock - Name of Stock Co., Acct. # ________________  $_________

___________________________________________   $_________

Cars _______________________________________   $_________

Other assets over $10,000 ______________________  $_________

MUNICIPAL & CORPORATE BONDS [ if none write none ______

___________________________________________  $_________

___________________________________________  $_________

___________________________________________  $_________

___________________________________________  $_________

___________________________________________  $_________


SCHEDULE B  Closely held Businesses? Yes  _____  No ______

SCHEDULE C  Gifts/Transfers of more than  $13,000 within 3 years prior to death? Yes  _____  No ______



Estimated Expenses for Funeral  $ ____________________


Paid Estate Administration Expenses   $ ____________________



Other Administration Expenses   (list individually), attach receipts.

Major debts of estate, inc credit card

 Expense _________________ $ ____________________

 Expense _________________ $ ____________________

 Expense _________________ $ ____________________

 Expense _________________ $ ____________________

 Expense _________________ $ ____________________


(State full names and addresses of all who have an interest, vested, contingent or otherwise, in estate)



NEXT OF KINRELATIONSHIP:   ADDRESS:   APPROX. AGE:    % INTEREST:                                     












       In case of Intestacy [no Will], the parentage of all collateral heirs (such as nieces, nephews, cousins, etc.) must be set forth. The relationship of stepparent, stepchild, stepbrother or stepsister must be so stated.


Any specific bequests/gifts in Will? _________________________





State full names of all beneficiaries who died before or after decedent's death:







1. Real Property - Schedule A                            $_______________

2. All Other Assets    - Schedule B(1)                $_______________

  Gross Estate . . Total Lines 1 thru 4     $_______________

  Deductions/Expenses . . . - Schedule D   $_______________


Is the decedent’s taxable estate plus adjusted taxable gifts exceed $675,000?       Yes __ No ___ If yes, by how much $ _______

Have or will you file a NJ Estate Tax Return for estates over $675,000.?      __________________

Any gifts within the past 5 years over $10,000 _______________


Are there any errors or corrections needed on the Death Certificate?

                                                                        Yes __ No ___

Has or will any disclaimer been filed by a beneficiary of the Will?

 If so, attach copy  Yes _ No _


What questions do you have? Write down below.  How can we help you?

Is there anything else important?








New clients:    When you come into the office would you like:


T-Shirt __, Pens ___, Foam can holder ___,  USA key chain ___, Calendar ___

         Please pick in reception area. All new clients will also receive our Free Email Newsletter featuring updates in Probate, Traffic Law, and Personal Injury/ Insurance.   Thank you.     

1.  Attach a photocopy (not original) of the  Will,

2.  Death Certificate,

3.  codicils, trusts. This is required by the Surrogate's Office (Tax Bureau). In the future will also need photocopies of the Deed and Tax Bill to submit to the Inheritance Tax Bureau. 



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Kenneth Vercammen is the Managing Attorney at Kenneth Vercammen & Associates in Edison, NJ. He is a New Jersey trial attorney has devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to the preparation and trial of litigated matters. He has appeared in Courts throughout New Jersey each week for litigation and contested Probate hearings.

Mr. Vercammen has published over 125 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on elder law, probate and litigation topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation issues for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer.

He is chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American Bar Association General Practice Division. He is also Editor of the ABA Estate Planning Probate Committee Newsletter and also the Criminal Law Committee newsletter. Mr. Vercammen is a recipient of the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award. And past Winner "General Practice Attorney of the Year" from the NJ State Bar Association. He is a 22 year active member of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the ABA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section.

He established the NJlaws website which includes many articles on Elder Law. Mr. Vercammen received his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Scranton and his J.D. from Widener/Delaware Law School, where he was the Case Note Editor of the Delaware Law Forum, a member of the Law Review and the winner of the Delaware Trial Competition.


Edison Adult School -Wills, Elder Law & Probate- 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 [inc Edison TV], 2001, 2000,1999,1998,1997
Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law - NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education/ NJ State Bar ICLE/NJSBA 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1996
Elder Law and Estate Planning- American Bar Association Miami 2007
Elder Law Practice, New Ethical Ideas to Improve Your Practice by Giving Clients What They Want and Need American Bar Association Hawaii 2006
South Plainfield Seniors- New Probate Law 2005, East Brunswick Seniors- New Probate Law 2005
Old Bridge AARP 2002; Guardian Angeles/ Edison 2002; St. Cecilia/ Woodbridge Seniors 2002;
East Brunswick/ Halls Corner 2002;
Linden AARP 2002
Woodbridge Adult School -Wills and Estate Administration -2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996
Woodbridge Housing 2001; Metuchen Seniors & Metuchen TV 2001; Frigidare/ Local 401 Edison 2001; Chelsea/ East Brunswick 2001, Village Court/ Edison 2001; Old Bridge Rotary 2001; Sacred Heart/ South Amboy 2001; Livingston Manor/ New Brunswick 2001; Sunrise East Brunswick 2001; Strawberry Hill/ Woodbridge 2001;
Wills and Elder Law - Metuchen Adult School 1999,1997,1996,1995,1994,1993
Clara Barton Senior Citizens- Wills & Elder Law-Edison 2002, 1995
AARP Participating Attorney in Legal Plan for NJ AARP members 1999-2005

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