Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in New Jersey

Can a surviving spouse change a will that names that spouse a trustee?.

Asked on 2/05/12, 5:07 am

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Miriam Jacobson Law Offices of Miriam N. Jacobson
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NOONE can change a will of a deceased person.

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2/05/12, 7:32 am
Ronald Cappuccio Ronald J. Cappuccio, J.D., LL.M.(Tax)
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Absolutely! The survinng spouse will definitely want a new Will and Estate plan because of the changed circumstances. You should immediately contact an estate and tax attorney.

Ron Cappuccio

www.SaveYourEstate.com

856 667-8844

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2/05/12, 5:59 pm
Antoinette Wooten The Wooten Legal Consulting, PC
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Anyone can change his or her own will, not anyone elses. There are various exceptions to that, such as allegations of fraud, duress, etc, but that's all done at the litigation stage.

Marcel Florestal, Esq.

Senior Counsel,

The Wooten Legal Consulting, PC

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2/06/12, 6:42 am
Larry Raiken Larry S Raiken LLC
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Chnages can certainly be made. Please contact my office to discuss your situation.

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2/06/12, 8:11 am

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