Estate Planning And Probate Attorneys In Monmouth County

If you have accumulated substantial assets over the years, it makes sense to ensure that they will pass to the proper individuals upon your death. It is also important to have a plan in place that spells out your wishes regarding health care decisions and how to handle financial matters in the event that you become incapacitated. For parents of minor children, it is essential to designate a guardian for the children in the event that both parents die or can no longer provide proper care.

Life circumstances change. If your estate plan has not been reviewed in more than five years, it is a good idea to let an experienced estate planning attorney determine if it still accomplishes your objectives.

These decisions and many others are part of a comprehensive estate plan. At Deitch & Perone, P.C., we provide the peace of mind that comes with having a complete estate plan in place. Our clients are from all walks of life and all ages — estate plans are not just for wealthy individuals, nor are they something you can put off until your later years. If you have any assets and especially if you have young children, it is critical to draw up a comprehensive estate plan.

What Estate Planning Encompasses

Each individual's estate planning needs are unique. We will take the time to review your situation and recommend the most effective way to accomplish your objectives. If you are uncertain about objectives, we will help you identify what is important to accomplish and how to do so. Our comprehensive estate planning services include:

  • Drafting wills
  • Creating trusts to help individuals avoid probate, minimize estate taxes, choose how and when children will receive assets, or accomplish a number of other specific goals
  • Establishing powers of attorney and health care directives
  • Establishing guardianships
  • Preserving assets
  • Assisting executors with the probate process
  • Contesting or defending wills

Meet With Our Experienced Estate Planning Lawyers

Too many people postpone estate planning because it is complex or because they do not want to contemplate their own death or incapacity. We bring clarity to your estate planning needs and accomplish your goals efficiently and cost-effectively.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation in which we can answer your questions regarding estate planning and recommend the best course of action. We work with clients throughout Monmouth County and central New Jersey from offices in West Long Branch and Scotch Plains.