One of the most basic reasons to have a Will is to name an executor.  The executor gathers and manages assets, administers the estate, pays bills, pays taxes, and ultimately distributes the estate assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries.  The “paying taxes” part of the job can be difficult.  People don’t like to pay taxes.  Also,

Gov. Corzine signed new legislation this week, known as “Ronnie’s Law,” that requires fiduciaries (such as executors, testamentary guardians and testamentary trustees) of estates of developmentally disabled individuals to post bonds in Superior Court. The statute is the Legislature’s response to the theft of $814,000 by a disbarred Audubon Heights attorney from an