Lauren D. Bercik, ESQ.

In 2004, Lauren D. Bercik earned her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and received an academic achievement award.  In 2004, she was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and United States District Court of New Jersey.  Ms.  Bercik was admitted to the  New York State Bar in January 2018.

Ms. Bercik is an active member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, Monmouth County Bar Associations & current member of the Monmouth County Bar Probate Committee.

Ms. Bercik has been a civil litigator since 2004, devoting most of her practice to estate litigation including will contests, fraudulent wills, and gifts and estate administration disputes.  She also handles guardianship applications and represents family members in contested guardianship cases.

Ms. Bercik often serves as estate administrator in routine and contested estates.  Additionally, she offers estate planning, assistance with probate and estate administration services.

Ms. Bercik also has many years of experience with personal injury, landlord/tenant matters, breach of contract, business collections, logistics and transportation law.

She graduated cum laude in 1989 from Kean University with a Bachelors in Science in Nursing. She has received numerous scholarships and award recognition throughout her academic career. Prior to the practice of law Ms. Bercik was a registered nurse, certified in nephrology nursing. She has worked as a clinician in area hospitals and with private medical providers.  Ms. Bercik was also a regional clinical educator for a prominent medical device manufacturer and a sales manager for a medical software vendor.

Special Interests

  • Estate & Trust disputes, contesting fraudulent estate planning documents including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.
  • Contesting or defending lack of capacity, undue influence, and duress claims.
  • Representing beneficiaries, executors, administrators and trustee in contested probate and breach of fiduciary duty matters.
  • Life insurance beneficiary disputes including last minute changes of beneficiaries and failure of a deceased divorced parent to maintain life insurance.
  • Routine and disputed adult guardianship including cases of financial exploitation, wrongful interstate removal of a mentally incapacitated adult.
  • Family disputes regarding burials and disinterment or disentombment.

Personal Statement

“Any estate matter is very important in a person’s life and requires a high degree of professional advocacy. I ensure my clients’ interests are protected and that they receive the individual attention they need and deserve.

My approach to estate, trust and guardianship litigation focuses on the parties and their relationships to each other. My philosophy is that it’s necessary to understand the individuals involved and the interpersonal dynamics behind the issues at hand.

That insight, to me, is invaluable. A perspective of the underlying issues allows me to help clients navigate the chaos the litigations can bring into their lives and may also provide a strategic advantage in hotly contested matters.”

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Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

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