No Plan, No Problem: Administration of Intestate Estates

Category: On Demand

Member Price: $200

Non-Member Price: $250

Product Code: ON118724

Areas of Law: Estate Law

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 4.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 4.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.



Robert I. Aufseeser, Esq., LL.M.
Law Office of Robert Aufseeser LLC, East Brunswick


Christine Socha Czapek, Esq.
Borteck & Czapek, P.C., Florham Park
is a Partner in Borteck & Czapek, P.C. in Florham Park, New Jersey, where she concentrates her practice in estate and probate litigation, estate planning and administration, and guardianships.
nAdmitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Ms. Czapek is a member of the Board of Consultors of the New Jersey State Bar Association Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey. She has been a member of the Morris County Bar Association and is a former Co-Chair of the Somerset County Bar Association’s Estate and Trust Practice Subsection. She is the recipient of several honors, including the Professional Service Award bestowed by the Raritan Valley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
nMs. Czapek received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Lafayette College and her J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law. She served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Peter E. Doyne, P.J.Ch. (Ret.), Bergen County.
Daniel S. Makoski, Esq.
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., Morristown

How do you administer estates where the decedent leaves no will or trust or any type of plan? What are the first steps that an attorney must take when facing such a situation, and what are some of the most common challenges you’re likely to face along the way? This brand-new seminar will cover everything you need to know about administering intestate estates in all shapes and sizes.

Topics include:

  • Issues particular to small estates vs. large estates;
  • Inheritance taxes;
  • How to inventory assets;
  • Beneficiary disputes and disputes over control;
  • Bonding requirements
  • Initial steps to open an administration and whether to open an administration at all;
  • Income taxes;
  • Creditor issues;
  • Making distributions; and
  • Timing issues.


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