Probate versus non-probate assets must be understood to draft a proper estate plan.  Your last will only controls probate assets. Your non-probate assets could upset the intent you expressed under your last will if not property identified, reviewed, and titled. Probate versus Non-ProbateAssets Probate assets are those in your name alone. Examples are, a bank…

You could knock me over with a feather. I never thought I would live to see the day when the New Jersey Estate Tax would be repealed, but both houses of the legislature in Trenton passed a repeal bill, and Governor Christie signed it. (www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/njestatetax.shtml) The New Jersey Estate Tax is Phased Out Over Two…