Morris County Estate Planning Lawyer
Experienced Estate Planning Attorneys Protecting Your Future
At Levine & Levine, our firm strives to provide families in New Jersey with top-notch legal service for all aspects of their life, including planning for the future. We can gladly assist you with the following:
- Contested Wills & Undue Influence
- Special Needs Trusts
- Probate / Estate Administration
- Tax Saving & Asset Protection Trusts
What is the Best Age to Start Planning for an Estate in New Jersey?
The best age to start planning for an estate in New Jersey is as soon as you become a legal adult.
Even if you don't have many assets, it's crucial to have a basic estate plan in place in case of the unexpected. This could include a will, a health care proxy, and a durable power of attorney.
As you age and your life circumstances change, you can update your estate plan accordingly. For example, add a trust if you have minor children or want to donate money to charity.
If you or your family needs assistance with estate planning, contact a skilled and experienced Morris County estate planning attorney at Levine & Levine. With a background in accounting and finance, Attorney Brett Levine has decades of practical experience in advising New Jersey families on powers of attorney, living wills, real estate transfers and the tax implications of their estate planning decisions.
To speak with our experienced Morris County estate planning attorney, contact us online or give us a call today!
Simple Estate Planning in NJ
For families with a typical asset profile, we prepare:
- Living wills or health care directives
- Powers of attorney
- Real estate transfers
- Special needs trusts
These instruments are intended to make sure that your estate passes smoothly to your heirs, that your health care needs are met according to your specific directions, and that any family members who need special care or treatment will be properly cared for.
Complex Estate Planning in NJ
For families who have been fortunate enough to have accumulated substantial assets over the course of a career or through inheritance, our New Jersey estate planning lawyer provides all of the services described above, together with additional services and instruments, including:
- Family estate and succession stakeholder conferences
- Trusts within wills, such as insurance trusts, credit shelter trusts and residential real estate transfer trusts
- Asset protection trusts and other vehicles to avoid tax consequences
- Special needs trusts to provide for loved ones requiring additional care
- Charitable and educational trusts and foundations
- Inheritance tax and estate tax evaluation
- Negotiation, resolution and release of conflicting interests
With our estate planning attorney's accounting and business experience, we never need to delegate or outsource your family's confidential financial affairs. All of our estate plans are designed to address your specific and unique circumstances, minimize tax exposure, preserve your assets, and keep your family and your legacy out of court.
Estate Administration Attorney In New Jersey
We represent executors, administrators and personal representatives in both simple and complex estates. We can also marshal assets, pay or contest claims, transfer real estate, distribute bequests, and render interim and final accountings. In contested probate proceedings, we can represent either the estate or the heirs as trial counsel.
Should disputes arise, our attorney will zealously advocate on your behalf in estate litigation, including contested wills and undue influence.
Our Florham Park estate planning attorney has conducted continuing education courses in estate planning for CPA's in Essex County, and also serves as a court-appointed successor trustee in the courts of Morris County and Essex County.
For more information about our services, contact a Morris County estate planning attorney at Levine & Levine for a free and confidential consultation about your family's needs. Give us a call today!
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