When sorting through an estate, it can be very common to discover large amounts of confidential documents, i.e. tax records, bank statements, or medical records belonging to the descendent. It is imperative not to discard this personal information. Personal documents need to be properly destroyed for various reasons.. Most identity theft occurs simply by gathering papers that have been thrown out with the trash that contain confidential information such as social security numbers and date of births. Another reason to shred confidential information is because, “It’s the law.” Executors or administrators can be liable to penalties and fines if they do not take reasonable means to control the proper destruction of confidential information.
NJ Executor & Probate Resource Center has a strategic alliance with a professional document destruction company. Contact us to schedule a time to have the documents shredded at your location or to organize a time to have you bring the documents to our facility.