Blog: Estate Planning
- Guardianships (What You Need to Know)
January 15, 2023Read More
Guardianships are an important part of estate planning. If your loved one needs a guardianship, you may have questions about what exactly it is and what you need to provide your lawyer with in order to get started. It’s these questions and more that we answer in today’s blog post: What is a Guardianship? And […]
- 7 Big Reasons You Should Hire an Estate Planning Lawyer
December 15, 2022Read More
When you have worked hard to build assets and wealth, you will want to make sure you know what will become of everything you’ve worked for when you pass away. You will need a solid estate plan to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes following your death. Working with an estate […]
- What Happens if Someone Cannot Physically Sign a Will?
November 21, 2022Read More
Due to injury or a medical condition, a person may be physically unable to sign a last will and testament despite having full testamentary capacity. What steps can a physically disabled person and their family take to allow that person to have a valid last will and testament when that person cannot physically sign their […]
- What is a Disclaimer Trust?
November 21, 2022Read More
There are many legal options and structures that a person can take advantage of during the estate planning process. One example of a little-known estate planning structure is the disclaimer trust. Disclaimer trusts can help a family minimize estate and inheritance taxes. Estate and Inheritance Taxes An estate tax is a tax levied on the […]
- What Does it Mean to Have Power of Attorney in NJ?
October 08, 2022Read More
As you move through the estate planning process, you’ll have to create a power of attorney, or POA. In New Jersey, a power of attorney is someone who can make decisions on your behalf if you are otherwise unable to do so. Below, we take a look at the different types of power of attorney […]
- How an Estate Planning Attorney Can Help
September 12, 2022Read More
If you decide to prepare an estate plan, it is critical that you work with an estate planning attorney to ensure that your plan is enforceable and is targeted to fulfilling your goals and wishes for the disposition of your assets. Documents Included in Estate Plans Documents that are frequently included in estate plans include: […]
- Estate Planning Checklist
September 09, 2022Read More
An estate plan is the most effective way to protect your wealth and pass it on to your loved ones or to others after you are gone. After you have completed your initial estate plan, it is advised that you review your estate planning documents at least every five years and after any significant personal […]
- What is the Difference Between an Administrator and an Executor?
August 28, 2022Read More
Administrators and executors of the estate, assets, or trust of a decedent (i.e., a deceased person) have the same responsibilities with regard to the will, trust, or estate that they are responsible for. The principal distinction between the two is how the administrator or executor is appointed. There are advantages to utilizing an executor instead […]
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