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    SUCCESSFUL ESTATE PLANNING

    Protect your family’s future from financial uncertainties. Consult the experienced estate planning lawyers in New Jersey.

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    Unexpected legal & financial troubles can break your loved ones after your death. This is why Estate Planning is vital.

    Secure your family’s future

    Fairly distribute your property and assets

    Avoid unnecessary probate costs

    Key Elements of Estate Planning

    Last Will & Testament

    A legal document that states your last wishes on how to distribute your assets and property among the legal heirs in the event of an untimely death.

    Healthcare Power of Attorney

    A healthcare or medical power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person(Proxy) to make your medical decisions on your behalf.

    Plan when creditors are not looming large.

    Living Will

    Also known as an Advance healthcare directive, a living will  allows you to assign a person who will decide for your medical treatment in the event you suffer from any chronic illness or are unable to communicate your desires. It sure warrants deliberation with your attorney.

    Financial Power of Attorney

    This legal document allows you to appoint someone to look after and make decisions for your property, finances, and assets for you in case you become incapacitated in future.

    Establishment of Trust

    A trust is a legal document in which a person( trustor) transfers his/her property or assets to a third party(trustee) to benefit a third party(beneficiaries). It can be implemented before or after the trust owner’s  death.

    Why should you Consult an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney in New Jersey?

    Estate planning is not as simple as it seems. It involves a lot of legal requirements. Without adequate knowledge, you may end up making serious mistakes.
    There are many other reasons to consult an experienced estate planning attorney in New Jersey. We can help you to:

    Save estate tax & other costs

    Make wise financial decisions

    Coordinate your beneficiaries

    Update wills and other documents

    Ensure you title a trust

    Testimonial

    The Estate Law Center staff were a pleasure to work with on establishing a trust and assisting with the transfer of a family property. Holly response time was exceptional. Highly recommend holly and her team for all your legal needs.

    Debrah H

    Attorney Holly Geerdes is very informative, professional & friendly she was very helpful in updating my revocable living trust. Because of Estate Law Center I am very confident that I will be able to contact her in the future for any assistance. Thank you

    Gary W

    Estate Law Center were just awesome! Explained each step thoroughly and made the process easy and informative. I have peace of mind knowing all of my personal and physical properties/assets are in order and being handled by Estate Law Center.

    A Benson

    The Estate Law Center staff were a pleasure to work with on establishing a trust and assisting with the transfer of a family property. Holly response time was exceptional. Highly recommend holly and her team for all your legal needs.

    Debrah H

    What Makes Us Different

    More than 50 Years of Combined Experience.

    Proud Recipient of the US Attorney Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

    Included on the Super Lawyer List

    Employed as an Adjunct Law Professor.

    Named top 100 trial attorney by national trial lawyers Association.

    Named 25 most influential Asian American.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Why is estate planning important?

    It is important to plan your estate because it:

    • Guards against time-consuming and expensive probate process
    • Minimizes estate and probate costs
    • Protects your family from legal hassles
    • Safeguards your wealth 
    • Ensures guardianship for your kids 

    To get more information, get in touch with the best estate planning attorneys in New Jersey at (770) 212-2181.

    2. What is the difference between estate planning and financial planning?

    Estate planning is the process of managing and distributing your assets and property among your heirs after your death or incapacitation. It is a broader term and includes some of the objectives of financial planning like asset protection and tax planning.

    On the other hand, financial planning is the management and preservation of wealth.  This includes education or retirement funding, risk management, and cash flow budgeting.

    3. How can an estate planning attorney help?

    An experienced estate planning attorney helps to:

    1. Create legal documents like the Will and Trust
    2. Designate your beneficiaries
    3. Manage the probate process
    4. Assess your assets and property
    5. Develop strategies to reduce estate taxes
    6. Handle retirement plans and insurance policies

    Consult the best estate planning lawyer in NJ for all the help you need. 

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    4. When should I update my estate plan?

    It’s advisable to update your estate plan in case of the following situations:

    1. Bought or sold any asset
    2. Changed your marital status
    3. Childbirth
    4. Retired
    5. Death of the beneficiary
    6. Serious health conditions
    7. Change in the state and federal laws
    8. Tax changes

    Apart from the above, review your estate plan after every 3 to 5 years.

    5. How can I avoid estate tax in New Jersey?

    Some tips to avoid estate tax are:    

    1. Distribute some part of your wealth among family members
    2. Create an irrevocable life insurance trust
    3. Donate some portion of your property to the charitable organization
    4. Invest in a business
    5. Set up a Family Limited Partnership

    Talk to an estate planning attorney in New Jersey for more tips and help. 

    Book your FREE consultation 

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    Boston Location

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    90 Canal Street
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    New York Location

    2 Mott Street
    Suite 200
    New York, NY 10013

    New Jersey Location

    197 Route 18 South
    Suite 3000, South Tower
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816

    Alpharetta Location

    1100 Cambridge Sq
    Alpharetta
    GA 30009

    Houston Location

    Houston
    54 Sugarcreek Center Blvd. Suite # 300
    Sugar Land, TX 77478

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    528 W. Montgomery Avenue
    Rockville, MD 20850

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    Suite 104 Los Angeles, CA 90064

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    Richmond 23225