Obituaries

Alice Leshick
B: 1932-08-16
D: 2018-06-13
View Details
Leshick, Alice
Richard Timler
B: 1935-04-18
D: 2018-06-13
View Details
Timler, Richard
Sal Vella
B: 1954-03-22
D: 2018-06-06
View Details
Vella, Sal
Gloria Billson
B: 1930-01-27
D: 2018-06-03
View Details
Billson, Gloria
Anna Martorina
B: 1950-01-23
D: 2018-06-01
View Details
Martorina, Anna
Nerijus Jarmas
B: 1948-07-02
D: 2018-05-17
View Details
Jarmas, Nerijus
Maryann L. Genova
D: 2018-05-28
View Details
Genova, Maryann L.
Loren Legawiec
B: 1956-04-14
D: 2018-05-21
View Details
Legawiec, Loren
John Laffan
B: 1937-07-09
D: 2018-05-18
View Details
Laffan, John
Rita Martin
B: 1923-09-10
D: 2018-05-15
View Details
Martin, Rita
Kathleen Hertell
B: 1944-10-21
D: 2018-04-14
View Details
Hertell, Kathleen
Nicola Fusaro
B: 1937-12-06
D: 2018-05-10
View Details
Fusaro, Nicola
Norbert Wagner
B: 1935-05-20
D: 2018-05-05
View Details
Wagner, Norbert
Elizabeth Checchio
B: 1924-10-06
D: 2018-04-29
View Details
Checchio, Elizabeth
Jerry Reidy
D: 2018-04-26
View Details
Reidy, Jerry
Benedetta Russo
D: 2018-04-26
View Details
Russo, Benedetta
Karen Fahrion
B: 1950-02-28
D: 2018-04-18
View Details
Fahrion, Karen
Oriente Massa
B: 1926-09-20
D: 2018-04-17
View Details
Massa, Oriente
Mark Stravach
B: 1977-11-17
D: 2018-04-13
View Details
Stravach, Mark
Domenico Romeo
B: 1931-01-02
D: 2018-04-09
View Details
Romeo, Domenico
Angelina Peer
B: 1926-03-17
D: 2018-04-03
View Details
Peer, Angelina

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
556 Westfield Ave
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-233-0255
Fax: 908-233-0497
  • 556 Westfield Ave . Westfield NJ 07090
  • Phone 908-233-0255
  • .
  • Fax 908-233-0497
  • Email: dcfhome1@gmail.com

Estate Settlement

Sometimes estate settlement is one of the hardest aspects of dealing with the death of a family member. This doesn't have to be the case if proper preparation of all estate documents took place prior to the death. If you have the services of an experienced estate lawyer at your disposal, there can be even less worry and strife.

What is Probate?

Probate: the official proving of a will. The probate process is intended to establish the legal validity of a will but it involves so much more than merely confirming that the signed, witnessed, and registered copy of a will is authentic.

The Probate Process

In addition to proving in a court of law that the deceased individual's will is valid, probate also declares the probate process also involves:

  • identifying and inventorying the deceased's personal and real property
  • having the property appraised
  • paying debts and taxes
  • distributing the remaining property as the will (or if there is no will, then state law) directs

What Happens When There is No Will

When someone dies without leaving a dated, signed and properly witnessed will, the court decides who should receive the deceased's assets. It won't matter what your familial relationships were really like; the state will award property and cash to the survivors based solely on their legal relationship to the deceased. This is called dying 'intestate'. Generally only spouses, common-law spouses, and blood relatives inherit under intestate succession laws. 

All this can be avoided, if you take care of things ahead of time. When you leave documents that clearly state who you wish to get your property and cash after you die, you better support your survivors in coming to terms with your death without leaving them with a lot of unnecessary distress.

Hiring an Attorney

Losing a loved one can be an overwhelming experience and when you add in estate settlement issues, the months following the death can be much more than we bargained for. That's when it might be advantageous to hire an attorney.

When faced with this situation, it's best to turn to the experts in estate settlement.