I spent the last two days searching around the internet and looking through some of the news papers that I could get my hands on. I found some helpful websites and may have located the newspaper that publishes the Death Notices, but I’m not sure. You think it would be easy to find right?
I first went to the two websites that Mr. Mead suggested
Prime Time News Papers, lead me to a paper called the New Jersey Law Journal. After browsing around for a bit I noticed they had a 30 day free trial, so I signed up for it. Next I clicked the link for Public Notices (starting to get excited) and the page read…
The New Jersey Law Journal publishes public (or legal) notices required by New Jersey statutes or court rules. To view public notices in this and past issues of the New Jersey Law Journal, click here. For further information on placing notices, contact Lee Marie Serrano, at 973.642.0075, fax 973.642.0920, or e-mail. All public notice advertisers are sent an affidavit of publication. Among the forms of notices are:
Private Foundation Annual Notice
To help prevent any claim that a private foundation’s documents are not open to public inspection, publish an annual foundation notice of availability.
Place the notice of hearing and thereafter, the judgment, and receive prompt affidavits of publication.
Prevent future claims against a dissolved corporation by publishing a notice requiring any claims to be presented within 6 months, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 14A: 12-12(1).
Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors
Summons on Absent Defendant
Publication pursuant to R. 4:4-5(c).
Sale of a Law Practice
Publication pursuant to RPC 1.17.
Restoration to Active Practice
Notices of petitions for reinstatement filed with the Attorney Disciplinary Review Board, pursuant to R. 1:20-11 (h).
Essex County Sheriff’s Sales
That “Click Here” link sent me to www.PublicNoticeAds.com…haha, the other link Ron Mead suggested in his course. So I canceled my trial subscription to NJLJ as I didn’t want to forget to cancel later and be charged $170.
I ran a test search on PublicNoticeAds.com/NJ
and it returned only 3 records which has be perplexed
There has to be more of them, or am I missing something? Look at the Date field, those look off. Can anyone who has used PublicNoticeAds.com give me some pointers or fill me in on something I’m missing. I can only draw two conclusions from what I’ve found so far
- I haven’t found the right search terms yet
- NJ doesn’t require the estate to publish a notice to creditors
If my second assumption is correct, that means I’ll have to be picking my probate leads up at the court house or pay some money to get them another way. JP Moses and Jason pointed me to a site that Ron Mead had recommended called USProbateLeads.com. Here is the pricing structure per County
- Pricing for Exclusivity: $300/mo
- Pricing for All Leads: $100/mo
- 25 leads: $50/mo
- 50 leads: $75/mo
- test drive: $50
$100 a month is tough to swallow at this very moment, as my monthly advertising budget is only $200, I might go for the $50/mo just to try the service out. Has anyone else used the service before? Jason I think you mentioned you signed up?
Other Help Links I Found
- Morris County’s Surrogate Website: http://www.morrissurrogate.com/index.asp
- Morris County’s Probated Estates: http://root.tendtobusiness.com/Search/DisplaySearchCriteria.aspx
- New Jersey Public Notices: http://www.publicnoticeads.com/nj/
- Probate Leads: http://www.usprobateleads.com
- Netronline: http://www.netronline.com/ <- has links to all government websites around the country
- New Jersey Courts Online: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/
NJ Probate Rule
3. Pursuant to Rule 4:93-2, The action may be brought in a summary manner in accordance with R. 4:83 on an order to show cause returnable not less than 30 days nor more than three months from the date of the order why judgment should not be entered declaring such person to be dead. Notice of the order shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the absentee was last domiciled and shall be served by mail or otherwise as the court directs.
Notice to Creditors Example
For those that aren’t sure what to look for, here is an example of one of the notices that I found. They may differ from state to state, or even county to county but the tone of the notice will be the same.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS <—-
Estate of MIJO BARICEVIC, Deceased
Notice is hereby given this October 9, 2009 date to all persons having claims against the deceased, the Late MIJO BARICEVIC of the County of Morris, who departed this life on August 1, 2009, to present the same, under oath or affirmation to the subscriber on or before May 1, 2010 next being nine months from the date of the death of the Late MIJO BARICEVIC; and any creditors neglecting to bring in and exhibit his, her or their claim, under oath or affirmation within the time so limited, will be forever barred of his, her or their action therefore against the Co-Executors, Marie Morrison and Dr. Lillian Baricevic-Baker.
Dated: October 8, 2009
Notice to be given to:
Eckert-Casha, Debra, Esq.
Casha & Casha, LLC
115 Horseneck Road, Suite 2
Montville, NJ 07045
Fax: (973) 263-1830
Looks like I’ll be contacting either the probate office or calling a probate lawyer to get some official word on where I can find the Notice to Creditors. Thought I was onto something a few times, though. Anyone else have any luck?
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