The New Jersey Living Will is called an "Instruction Directive" and is included in an Advance Directive packet that also contains a form for naming a Health Care Proxy.

Required Information: You and two (2) witnesses must sign your NJ Advance Directive for it to be considered valid.
New Jersey Advance Directive Form
Other resources for New Jersey:

Death Certificates
Click here to download the application for a certified New Jersey death certificate.

Digital Estate Planning Laws
Law: AB 3433 Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: Authorizes executor, agent, guardian, or trustee, under certain circumstances, to manage electronic records of decedent, principal, incapacitated person, or trust creator. [Read the full Bill]
Status: Effective September 17, 2017

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.

Organ Donation Registries
New Jersey Organ Donation registry official link.

POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
Download the POLST form for New Jersey residents.


Probate Laws

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
  • The top inheritance tax rate is 16 percent (no exemption threshold)