The Will Is The Cornerstone Of Estate Planning
Everyone needs a will. It is the cornerstone of estate planning. Even if you think your assets will automatically transfer to your surviving spouse or children upon your death, a last will and testament is the only way to protect your family from possible litigation in probate court in New Jersey.
Think of a will as a contract with the state that ensures your assets will be distributed in accordance with your final written wishes. Without getting your wishes in writing, it will be your heirs’ word against anybody who may stake a claim. You will be leaving it up to a nonpartial probate judge to make the decisions.
If you are a New Jersey resident, talk to an attorney at Lanza & Lanza about getting your will drafted or revised right away. Estate planning and litigation is a large part of our practice. For years, we have been helping individuals and families protect themselves with legal instruments and services such as:
- Last will and testaments
- Revised wills
- Comprehensive estate plans
Do You Really Need A Lawyer If You Don’t Have A Complex Estate?
Our attorneys do more than have you sign a template version of a last will and testament. We will review your assets and family circumstances. We will explain ways you can use probate and estate laws to make sure your assets go to the right people and are used for the purposes you approve of. By reviewing your estate and circumstances, we can make sure the wording is precise and will stand up in court, in the event of a will contest after your death.
From our offices in Flemington, we advise and represent clients in estate planning and probate matters throughout New Jersey. Call us at 908-905-0183 or use our convenient email contact form to schedule a consultation at either office location.