New Jersey Wills & Trusts
Planning for the future with attention and care
One of the most kind and loving things you can do for your children, grandchildren, and others you hold dear is to seek assistance with estate planning. To get started, think about your accumulated assets and your ultimate goals. Do you know how to pass your assets on to your children and grandchildren, while at the same time protecting your assets from erosion due to taxes?
Whether your goals are to minimize tax consequences for your heirs, avoid probate, or just ensure that your final wishes are followed, a dedicated wills lawyer in New Jersey can help you achieve your goals using various estate planning tools. I am happy to take the time to explain the benefits of these tools and customize a specific estate plan that respects your wishes and is appropriate for you.
In developing your estate plan, you and I discuss all relevant issues, such as:
- Your significant assets, including your home, stocks, bonds, and bank accounts
- Your family members or charities that you want to provide for
- How to provide for children from previous marriages
- Family issues and conflicts that may be relevant to your estate plan
To implement your estate plan and provide future care for you if you become disabled or incapacitated, I can prepare legal documents such as:
- New Jersey will — Names beneficiaries of your assets upon your passing
- Trusts — Allow an agent to manage assets for the benefit of another
- Power of attorney — Names one or more agents to make decisions for you in your absence
- Durable power of attorney — A power of attorney that becomes effective if you become disabled
- New Jersey living will — Makes your medical wishes known to health care providers in the event your medical condition inhibits your ability to communicate
- Health care proxy — Appoints an agent to make health care decisions for you
- HIPPA release — to permit the sharing of your confidential medical information only to those people you name
- Guardianship — Gives someone the legal authority and duty to care for you in the event of your incapacity or disability
Attorney Alice Beirne cares about you and those you care about
I have prepared wills in New Jersey for more than 25 years. To speak with me about New Jersey wills and probate, please call me at 973-380-0997 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.