New Jersey Estate and Probate Attorneys serving Monmouth & Middlesex Counties Overview
Do you or an elderly parent need a Will, Living Will or Power of Attorney, or other end-of-life planning documents? Are you named as an Executor or Administrator of someone’s estate and don’t know what to do? Are beneficiaries fighting and about to sue each other? Call us. The NJ estate and probate attorneys at Hoffman & Hoffman can help!
Proper estate planning is essential to ensuring the maximum amount of your assets go to your heirs and not the government. As your New Jersey estate planning attorneys, our goal is to help your heirs avoid New Jersey inheritance and estate taxes and federal estate taxes as much as possible. We conduct a comprehensive analysis of your assets and discuss with you what steps must be taken to ensure your wishes are carried out. From the most simple to the most complex, our firm can tailor your Will, trust or other documents to ensure the transfer of your wealth to your heirs, instead of the government! Drafting the appropriate documents can protect your assets and your loved ones. Call the New Jersey estate planning attorneys at Hoffman & Hoffman to find out more about proper estate planning. It may be the most important call you ever make.
For those of our clients interests in basic estate planning, we provide:
A simple will stating who will inherit your assets and care for your minor children;
A durable power of attorney appointing someone you trust to manage your affairs while you are alive and temporarily incapable;
A “living will” or advance health care directive containing your wishes regarding life support and appointing a trusted person (your spouse, etc.) to make medical decisions for you.
For those of our clients that require more sophisticated or non-traditional solutions for their estate planning needs. the New Jersey estate planning lawyers at Hoffman & Hoffman can tailor your documents to suit your needs, including:
- Complex wills for second-marriage situations
- Federal and State tax avoidance and asset preservation
- Property agreements for unmarried couples
- Special needs trusts for disabled family members, beloved pets or charities
- Incentive and spendthrift trusts for minor children
- Medicaid and nursing home planning – protection of assets
Probate and Estate Settlement and Litigation
If you’ve been named as an Executor or Administrator of an estate and don’t know what to do, call us! The New Jersey estate settlement attorneys at Hoffman & Hoffman will assist you in settling the estate and ensure your duties are fulfilled appropriately. You don’t need to fear probate when we are your estate attorneys. As your New Jersey estate settlement and probate attorneys we will:
- Assist in having you appointed through the Surrogate’s office
- Work with you to gather and transfer all of the assets of the estate, including the sale of real property, stock, etc., to the beneficiaries
- Complete and timely file all necessary inheritance, estate and income tax returns
- Set up all necessary estate accounts and complete all accountings
Call us. The New Jersey estate settlement attorneys at Hoffman & Hoffman have years of experience handling the most complicated estate matters. Our attorneys hold degrees in both law and finance and accounting. We will guide you through the entire probate and estate settlement process and alleviate you of the stress involved. Every step of the process will be fully explained to you and the beneficiaries.
In certain cases, beneficiaries and other parties may contest the probate of a will or the appointment of an Executor or Administrator. If you are involved in such a matter or have questions or concerns about how an estate is being handled, call us. The New Jersey estate litigation attorneys at Hoffman & Hoffman have litigated many contested estate matters, both on behalf of Executors and beneficiaries. We know the law and we know how estates should be handled.