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
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: A2943
Description: Authorizes executor or administrator to take control of online accounts of deceased person.
Date introduced: May 14, 2012
Status: Passed by the Assembly June 21, 2012. Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee June 25, 2012
Full text: Click here for full text of the proposed New Jersey law
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
POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
- Title 3A: Administration of Estates—Decedents and Others
- Title 3B: Administration of Estates—Decedents and Others
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: $675 thousand -- 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.