The Role of a New Jersey Estate Planning Lawyer

Estate Plans are essential for every family, not just the wealthy.

Properly prepared wills and advance directive documents can save a family months of aggravation and thousands of dollars of legal costs.

Failure to plan for the future could have disastrous or very expensive results when you are no longer there to fix the problem. Planning in advance will save thousands in the future and preserve your assets for the benefit of your special needs child.

If you die without an estate plan, especially a will, New Jersey’s intestacy laws (N.J.S.A. § 3B:5-1 et. Seq) determine how your estate assets will be distributed. However, that may not reflect your wishes.

If you would like to distribute your estate according to your wishes, you may need help from estate planning attorneys.

What Can Estate Attorneys at Law Offices of Wenarsky & Goldstein LLC Do for You?

Our Firm’s experienced estate attorneys can assist in the preparation of your estate plan including basic wills, trusts, and powers of attorneys. We are a New Jersey law firm dedicated to assisting with asset protection, trust and estate counsel, and providing other legal services that need to be addressed by the surviving family members.

The estate administration process can be also challenging for the loved ones after your passing. These are situations highly fraught with emotions. Working with experienced estate attorneys who understand the enormous difficulties their clients may face when navigating estate administration and other estate planning situations is essential.

At the Law Offices of Wenarsky & Goldstein LLC, we also represent:

Planning for children with special needs requires special attention.  As a parent of a special needs child, I know what a challenge it can be to think about our kids’ future and how we can protect them and preserve their benefits.

The Surrogate and the Chancery Court, Probate Part deal with estates and guardianship issues. The estates can be those of a recently deceased person or an individual who can no longer care for him or herself.

Contact us to discuss setting your special needs child up for the future or meet your other estate planning needs.

How Does Estate Planning Work?

The estate planning process generally refers to planning how your assets will be distributed, managed, or protected upon your death.

A vital part of any estate plan is a will. But estate planning often involves much more. For instance, you can place certain assets into a trust. Furthermore, if you have minor children, your estate plan has to provide for their financial support and guardianship.

Having an estate plan gives you more control over what happens to your estate and property. You can also make sure your loved ones are properly cared for.

If you want to ensure the smooth transition of your assets, the proper arrangements for your family, and give yourself and your descendants piece of mind, Contact Us today.

An Overview of Estate Planning, Elder Law

& Disability Planning Services We Provide

Estate planning is about putting the right system of support in place to ensure that you and your closest loved ones are properly protected—no matter what tomorrow might bring. Proactive estate planning can dramatically reduce the risk of problems in the future. At the Law Offices of Wenarsky & Goldstein LLC, we handle the full range of estate planning and elder law matters. Along with other issues, our North Jersey estate planning attorney helps clients with:

  • Wills: A will is the central estate planning document. Every adult in New Jersey should have a legally valid will in place. You can use your will to appoint an executor to your estate, name heirs, provide funeral & burial instructions and handle other matters. A will should always be customized to best suit your unique situation. Further, your will can be easily revised to account for changing circumstances. Contact our New Jersey wills attorney for help.
  • TrustsAlthough a will is absolutely a necessary part of a comprehensive estate plan, it is not always the most effective way to pass down assets to your beneficiaries. You may be better off setting up a trust. Our New Jersey trust planning attorney helps clients with all types of trust, including revocable living trusts, qualified income trusts, special needs trusts, and charitable trusts.
  • Living Wills: A living will is a legal document that allows people to leave clear instructions for their medical care for doctors to follow in the event that they are temporarily or permanently unable to express their own wishes. If you have specific wishes regarding end-life-of-care, it is generally best to set up a living will.
  • Power of Attorney: Planning for incapacity is also an important aspect of estate planning. One of the best steps that you can take is to put power of attorney (POA) documents in place. Simply put, you can give a trusted loved one like a spouse or adult child the power to make decisions on your behalf when you are not able to act on your own. To get help with power of attorney documents, please contact our New Jersey estate planning lawyer today.
  • Adult Guardianship: Do you have an elderly relative or vulnerable loved one who is not able to make their own legal, financial, or medical decision? If so, you may need to get an adult guardianship to put yourself in the best position to protect their health, well-being, and general interests. These are highly sensitive cases and our state has a complex process for obtaining an adult guardianship for an incapacitated person. For help with your case, please contact our New Jersey adult guardianship attorney today.

You Can Rely On Our New Jersey Wills, Estates, Trusts and Guardianship Attorney

Estate planning is essential. You need a plan in place that effectively protects yourself, your loved ones, and your assets. Our founder and principal attorney Wenarsky & Goldstein has the skills and legal experience you can trust. When you get in touch with our Denville law office, you will have a chance to consult with a North Jersey estate planning and elder law attorney who is prepared to:

  • Answer questions and explain your options during a comprehensive consultation;
  • Gather, organize, and prepare all of the relevant documents, records, and information; and
  • Devise a strategy focused on doing what is best for you and your family.

Schedule a Confidential Consultation With a New Jersey Attorney Today

At the Law Offices of Wenarsky & Goldstein LLC, our New Jersey elder law & estate planning attorney is a compassionate, solutions-focused advocate for people and families. If you have any questions about wills, trusts, estates, guardianships, or any other similar matter, we are here to help. Give us a call now to schedule your strictly confidential consultation. From our Denville office, we provide elder law and estate planning services throughout all of Northern New Jersey.

Call the Law Office of Wenarsky & Goldstein

At the Law Offices of Wenarsky & Goldstein, LLC, our New York and New Jersey attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in bankruptcy, estate planning and probate, guardianship, special needs planning, and real estate law. To learn more about how we can assist you with your legal needs, call us today at 973-453-2838.