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Welcome to our Firm’s Beneficiary Rights blog. The death of a relative, friend or other loved one can be a traumatic and sometimes life-changing experience, which leaves many people uniquely vulnerable. Couple that with the complexity of the law dealing with Estates and Trusts and the difficulty of dealing with other family members or friends, and many Beneficiaries, Executors, and Trustees are faced with a legal process of critical importance at a profound disadvantage.

This blog will seek to inform Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries (Executors and Trustees) of Estates and Trusts of their rights and obligations under New Jersey and sometimes Federal law. We will do that by analyzing important court decisions and relevant provisions of the law and by imparting lessons drawn from our own experience in our day-to-day practice. Our entries will also include issues relating to relatives, friends or other loved ones who are alive but compromised due to advanced age or illness, and therefore susceptible to manipulation.

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is uniquely qualified to represent both Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries given the strength of its Trust & Estate and Litigation practice groups. This area of the law requires both extensive knowledge of the law dealing with Estates, Trusts and federal and state tax law, and tested litigation experience to assert a Beneficiary’s rights or defend a Fiduciary from attack, in court if necessary.

For additional information, please contact Jim Costello at or Nick Dimakos at