New Jersey Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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Important health, legal, and end-of-life planning forms and information for people living in The Garden State.

Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in New Jersey.

Advance Directive Form

Download the Advance Directive form for New Jersey. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.

 

Order Death Certificates

Death Certificate instructions for New Jersey. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Proposed law: SB 2527 Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: Authorizes executor or administrator to take control of online accounts of deceased person. [Read the full Bill]
Date introduced: September 12, 2016
Status: In progress

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.

 

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)

  • Senate Bill 382 and Assembly Bill 2270 , both filed under “New Jersey Death with Dignity Act”  were submitted in January 2014 (to the Senate) and February 2014 (to the Assembly).  In June, the Assembly Committee voted to advance the bill.

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.

 

Organ Donation Registries

New Jersey Organ Donation registry official link. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Organ Donation registries.

 

POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

Download the POLST form for New Jersey residents. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

 

Probate Laws

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.

 

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

  • New Jersey has a 0.8%-16% estate tax rate (exemption threshold: $2 million -- NOTE: This is expected to be phased out by 2018) and a 0%-16% inheritance tax rate

For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.

State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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