Genova Burns Trusts, Estates & Wealth Management specialist Jillian A. Centanni, Esq. recently penned an article entitled, "Elective Share in the Garden State: Waive It or Embrace It?" for a New Jersey Law Journal special Trusts & Estates section.
The article begins, "If no assets are bequeathed to the surviving spouse in a last will and testament, then the surviving spouse may bring acclaim for elective share in the Superior Court within six months after the appointment of a personal representative of the decedent’s estate."
Ms. Centanni focuses her article on the following concepts:
- Everything You and Your Clients Wanted to Know About the Elective Share Statute
- Is Elective Share a Hotly Contested Issue in New Jersey or Other States?
- Waiving Elective Share
- Estate Planning Considerations Surrounding Elective Share
New Jersey Law Journal subscribers can access the full article by clicking here.
About Jillian A. Centanni
Ms. Centanni, Of Counsel, leads the Firm’s Trust and Estate service area. After the loss of a loved one, Ms. Centanni was inspired to provide legal advice to individuals and their families concerning estates. During the course of Ms. Centanni’s career, she has devoted the majority of her time to estate planning and administration where she has counseled hundreds of individuals and families on their trusts, wills, and elder care needs. Ms. Centanni has been entrusted by generations of families to assist with distribution of assets and tax consequences.
Ms. Centanni is passionate about protecting clients’ assets. She has completed hundreds of wills, codicils, trusts, advance directives and powers of attorney. She works with complicated transactions pertaining to real estate for both residential and commercial properties. Ms. Centanni has represented executors, trustees, and beneficiaries concerning the distribution of assets in a will, codicil, or trust.
Ms. Centanni attended the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where she graduated with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. Ms. Centanni also has a master’s degree in business administration from Illinois Institute of Technology. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University – Camden where she was an Editor on the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy.
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