When Does a Will Become Outdated?

Estate planning is an important part of every family, no matter the size or structure. You should work with an attorney early on to make sure your wishes are carried out when you or another member of the family passes away. It’s imperative, however, to understand a will is not a “set it and forget it” situation. You will need to update your will as time passes. Your Family Structure Changes This should be the most Read More

What Happens To a Family With No Estate Plan?

Estate Planning is the process of working with an attorney to create a legally-binding plan for what will happen to your remaining belongings and assets after you pass away. The bedrock of an Estate Plan is a Last Will and Testament. It dictates what the individual wants, as well as how they would like it accomplished. So what happens when someone passes away without an Estate Plan? Let’s take the case of Sam as an Read More

3 Different Types of Trusts To Fit Your Needs

We’ve written before about the benefits of using Trusts in your Estate Plan. Estate Planning is the process of working with an attorney to create a legally-binding plan for what will happen to your belongings, property, and money after you pass away. Estate Planning can be accomplished through many methods, including Trusts. A Trust is a fund that is managed and protected by a third-party. It is funded by you, to be Read More

Your New End of the Year Estate Planning Habit

  Last month, we wrote about the life events where you need to update your Estate Plan. If you’ve recently gotten divorced, welcomed a new child into your family, or even moved to a new state, you need to update your Estate Plan to reflect that. Estate Planning is the process of working with an attorney to create a legally-binding plan for what will happen to your remaining belongings, property, and money after you Read More

5 Times When You Need To Update Your Estate Plan

Estate Planning is the process of working with an attorney to create a legally-binding plan for what will happen to your belongings and property (known as your estate) and your remaining money (known as your assets) after you pass away. If you don’t create an Estate Plan, these decisions are made by a Judge in probate court, not by your family or loved ones. Estate Planning encompasses a lot of different methods, Read More

Wills vs. Trusts: What’s the Difference?

When most people think of Estate Planning, they think of a Will. Whether it’s written on a napkin, on a file on your laptop, or hastily told to someone you love when you get sick, a Will is the full extent that most people will think through their Estate Plan. However, these hand-written Wills often don’t hold up in court - and Wills are just one method of creating an Estate Plan. Estate Planning is the process of Read More

Estate Planning is Easier Than You Think

Most people know they need to make time for Estate Planning, but keep pushing it to the back of their To Do list. Especially if you have never done it before, Estate Planning can feel intimidating. Working with an attorney is something people normally only do if they’re in trouble, and seeking one out feels like a lot of work. Here’s the secret: Estate Planning is a lot easier than you think. Estate Planning is the Read More

How To Pick the Best Guardian For Your Children in New Jersey

One of the most important and often overlooked elements of a strong Estate Plan is guardianship. Estate Planning is the process of working with an attorney to create a legally binding program for what will happen to your property and belongings (known as your estate) and your money (known as your assets) after you pass away. The standard entry point to Estate Planning is writing a Will, but there is much more to the Read More

How To Leave Your Beach House To Your Loved Ones

Beach houses, vacation homes, and family cabins are all beloved parts of family tradition. Parents raise their children going to the same place every summer, even when some of them were raised going there themselves too. When we talk about Estate Planning, however, a beach house presents unique difficulties that a regular home does not. Will your children be able to keep the vacation spot to take their children there Read More

Cost to File Bankruptcy in New Jersey

Our Fees Are Affordable AND We Offer Payment Plans Customized To YOUR Budget! How much does it cost to file bankruptcy in New Jersey is a question most people want to know the answer to right away.  Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in New Jersey For most people, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is the quickest, easiest, and most cost-effective choice. If you don’t own a home and don’t have too much income, Chapter 7 may be right for you. Read More