26 07, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Appointing Co-Trustees

2018-11-08T05:35:51-05:00July 26th, 2018|

Choosing a trustee is a critical aspect of trust creation. If the trustee is unqualified or unreliable, the impact on beneficiaries could be significant. Potential problems range from sloppy record-keeping that leaves beneficiaries uncertain and slow administration that may delay [...]

25 03, 2018

Five Estate Issues You Shouldn’t Tackle on Your Own

2018-03-25T15:58:46-04:00March 25th, 2018|

When you’re planning for your own future and providing for your loved ones, it is always beneficial to have the knowledgeable guidance of an experienced estate lawyer. Though forms and software abound to help you create documents, there’s no substitute [...]

18 03, 2018

Estate Planning is for the Living – Asset Management for Every Circumstance

2018-03-25T15:48:58-04:00March 18th, 2018|

Once upon a time, estate planning revolved largely around disposition of assets after your death. This was most often managed through a will, though some property might be titled to pass automatically to a surviving spouse or other family member. [...]

24 11, 2017

Who is Responsible for Debts When a Family Member Dies?

2018-02-02T22:10:32-05:00November 24th, 2017|

Whether you are putting together your estate plan or you have recently lost a loved one and are working toward putting his affairs in order, it is important to understand who is responsible for the deceased’s debts after death. Not [...]

20 10, 2017

What to Expect from the New Jersey Probate Process

2018-02-02T22:10:33-05:00October 20th, 2017|

Most people know that when a person passes property through a will or dies without having made provisions for distribution of the property he leaves behind, the estate must pass through probate. However, many don’t understand exactly what probate is, [...]

16 08, 2017

Living Trust Maintenance is Key

2018-02-02T22:10:37-05:00August 16th, 2017|

Many people opt for a living trust over more traditional means of estate planning because of benefits such as: A smoother, shorter transition after death Lower costs of administration after death Flexibility during the grantor’s lifetime Greater ability to control [...]

27 07, 2017

Long-Term Care Planning is a Critical Part of Your Estate Plan

2018-02-02T22:10:38-05:00July 27th, 2017|

If you’re like most Americans who have worked hard, saved for retirement, and taken the time and trouble to structure your assets so that they will provide for you and for your heirs, you have probably never considered the possibility [...]