Passaic County, New Jersey Estate Planning Lawyers

Mr Frank P Marciano
PREMIUM

Hoboken Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer. Dedicated representation for you!

I represent clients in Hoboken & the surrounding areas. I am committed to exceptional legal representation focused estate planning, wills, trusts & probate. Visit my website for information about protecting your assets. Read More »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Mr Frank P Marciano View Profile
Frank Patrick Nardi
PREMIUM

Exceptional Estate Planning Attorney! Unmatched Legal Experience & Expertise!

I am a dedicated and skilled estate planning attorney. I provide aggressive representation to achieve the best possible outcomes for your estate planning needs. Visit my website for information. Call for a consultation! Read More »
View Profile
Jennifer C. Meusel
PREMIUM

Estate Planning Attorney with Experience & Expertise! Personal Attention!

I am a knowledgeable and experienced estate planning attorney. I am committed to assisting and counseling clients in a wide array of estate planning matters! Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Scott Piekarsky
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bergen County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(201) 560-5000 191 Godwin Ave
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Landlord Tenant
Thomas Ludwig
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bergen County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(201) 652-0003 215 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Suite 204
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
John Matthew Cozzi
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bergen County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(201) 939-3381 314 Stuyvesant Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Estate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Jeffrey Lanzet
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(973) 227-2249 1 CRAIG COURT
MONTVILLE, NJ 07082
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Brooklyn Law School
Daniel R. Lasar
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Bergen County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(732) 626-5152 1 Bridge Plaza
Second Floor
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Estate Planning, Immigration, Personal Injury and Probate
Emory University School of Law
Member of four state bars (NJ, NY, GA, and NC). The firm has extensive experience in Personal Injury, wills, trusts, and estate planning; probate; green card petitions and naturalization applications (including immigration guidance in various issues); traffic ticket defense (throughout the state of New Jersey); business formations, and credit card debt defense.
Elizabeth Engert Manzo
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Union County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Estate Planning, Elder and Employment
Seton Hall University School of Law
Elizabeth Manzo is a shareholder of the firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. She concentrates her practice in ERISA and employee benefits law, elder law, trust and estate planning, and estate litigation. In 2016 Elizabeth became a Certified Elder Law Attorney, recognized by the National Elder Law Foundation which is the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer this designation. Only 400 attorneys nationally have achieved the designation of CELA approved.

Elizabeth received a B.A. from Rutgers College in New Jersey where she graduated as a Henry Rutgers Scholar with high honors. She received a...
Anne Marie Robbins
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Union County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Houston - Downtown
Anne Marie Robbins has earned a reputation as a trusted legal advisor to individuals and families who wish to minimize the tax impact on their estates and prepare for the transfer of wealth to future generations. Working with her clients to achieve their specific goals, Anne Marie designs estate plans ranging from straightforward wills to complex trusts and charitable giving vehicles.

Anne Marie counsels clients on federal and state specific income and estate tax strategies that can be utilized to maximize the value of their estates. She counsels individuals, married couples, and stewards of closely-held family businesses. Her pragmatic approach...
Andrew Bolson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bergen County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(201) 802-9202 One Paragon Drive
Suite 240
Montvale, NJ 07645
Estate Planning, Business, Communications and Real Estate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
I am an attorney with Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, P.A., a law firm in Montvale, New Jersey. Maintaining a diversified practice, my experience includes privacy and Internet law, business law, real estate law, civil litigation and non-profit law. My practice is dedicated to helping individuals, small businesses and family owned enterprises achieve their legal objectives in a cost-efficient manner.
Elga Amalia Goodman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 512-2610 3 Elm Street Ste 206 NJ
Morristown, NJ 07960
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and Seton Hall University School of Law
Elga Goodman is the owner of E.A. Goodman Law where she specializes in business and personal taxation issues, including domestic and international estate planning, the administration of trusts and estates, closely held business planning, and issues affecting the elderly.

As a trust and estate attorney she advises clients on estate planning techniques aimed at ensuring that assets pass to the intended beneficiaries, while minimizing the state and federal tax burdens by creating charitable trusts and foundations, planned gifting programs, and drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living wills.

Elga handles general estate planning issues and counsel clients about planning for...
James K. Estabrook
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Union County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07901
Estate Planning, Employment and Tax
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Jim Estabrook is a shareholder of the firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. He has devoted most of his thirty-seven years with the firm attending to the legal requirements of privately held businesses. Jim has developed several areas of emphasis including federal and state estate and gift taxation, ERISA and employee benefits law.
Jimmy Johnson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial MediaResponsive Law
Essex County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(347) 426-8803 1 Gateway Center
Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and DeSales University
Attorney Jimmy Johnson is Juris Doctor (JD) graduate of Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills Campus, Michigan, USA. In fact, Jimmy Johnson, Esquire is a skilled US Immigration Attorney, Private and Public Criminal Defense Attorneys, and a General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Lawyer with great talents and proven experiences in legal immigration matters including Individual-Family-based and Business-based immigration issues for Jimed Johnson Immigration Services, LLC, Flushing, NY; Law Office of Osa Igunbor, Poughkeepsie, NY; Proskauer Rose, LLP; & Law Office of Adebukola Adetula, Irvington, NJ.

Besides having his Juris Doctor (JD) Law Degree with concentration on...
Jaclyn Nayar
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Essex County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(973) 996-8135 19 Prospect Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
Estate Planning and Probate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
David G. Hardin
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Union County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
David Hardin concentrates his practice in the areas of wills, trusts and estates, corporate law and real estate law. His professional practice focuses on advising individual and corporate clients with respect to estate and gift tax planning and estate administration, acquisitions and sales of real estate, and the formation and operation of business enterprises. David is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He served a term as Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Prior to holding that position, he served as a Section...
Cindy Wilson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(973) 520-4275 667 Shunpike Road
Suite 5
Chatham, NJ 07935
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
Wilson Family Law prides itself on educating its clients and empowering them with options on how to proceed with their family law matters. We educate our clients about the law and the judicial system, and help them understand and assess the best approach for them and their family. The process matters. Whether proceeding with collaboration, mediation, negotiation, or litigation, Wilson Family Law works with the client to create a plan that is tailored to meet their needs and needs of their family. We know that our clients’ issues are important to them, so they are important to us.
Derek John Soltis
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Hudson County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(844) 533-3367 574 Newark Ave
Suite 307
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Employment and Probate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Derek J. Soltis, Esq. is graduate of Rutgers School of Law Newark and an admitted attorney in the State of New York. Mr. Soltis also has an MBA in Management Systems with an International Business Designation from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a Master of Science in Information and Communication Systems where he specialized in System Dynamics. While at Fordham Mr. Soltis graduated in the top 10% of class and was enrolled in Phi Kappa Phi the Collegiate Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma the Business Honors Society. Mr. Soltis's undergraduate degree is a BBA from the University...
John Blasi
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Union County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
In the course of providing legal services to clients, John often assists them in defining, planning, and meeting their personal and business needs in areas including individual and corporate tax planning, business transactions, estate planning and probate administration, and employee benefits. In addition, he provides legal representation to charitable nonprofit corporations, including private foundations and hospitals.
Shawn Robert McClelland Esq
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(973) 200-6384 163 Madison Avenue
Suite 320
Morristown, NJ 07960
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University
My areas of practice include asset protection and preservation, business formations and succession planning, corporate governance, estate planning, real estate and commercial transactions, and tax planning.

My experience encompasses counseling business owners in matters pertaining to entity formation and initial start-up strategies, and the structuring of sales and acquisitions. I prepare and advise business owners on matters pertaining to buy-sell agreements, operating agreements and shareholder agreements, asset transfers, and succession planning issues. In addition, I counsel clients in matters involving estate and tax planning, including tax audits and related issues, working together with them and their financial advisors on structuring and...
Elena K. Weitz
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Essex County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(973) 467-4040 33 Bleeker Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
Elena K. Weitz, Esq. is a senior associate at Grayson and Associates, focusing her practice on all aspects of family, divorce and post-divorce matters including child support, alimony, custody, and domestic violence, in addition to providing legal services related to general civil litigation, contract, estate and municipal matters. Ms. Weitz has been with Grayson and Associates since 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Weitz practiced for two years at that law office of Bonny G. Rafel, LLC, engaging in the practice of federal law related to ERISA and individual disability benefits.

Ms. Weitz earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology...
Steven A. Jayson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(908) 258-0621 1719 Route 10 East
Suite 106
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Estate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Steven A. Jayson is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Alan R. Ackerman. He focuses on business law, landlord-tenant law, estate planning, real estate closings, and commercial collection matters. Prior to this he was the managing attorney of The Jayson Law Group LLC, a general practice law firm located in Union, New Jersey.
AJ Cardile
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(201) 819-0030 170 Changebridge Road Unit B-2
Montville, NJ 07045
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
New York Law School
I am a practicing attorney in NJ and NY. My office is located in Montville, NJ. My areas of practice are Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Probate Law, Wills and Trusts.
Mr Frank P Marciano
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawgsearchSocial Media
(201) 656-1000 86 Hudson St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Hudson County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Elder
Seton Hall University
Frank attended Franklin Marshall College and went on to study law at Seton Hall University Law School. After law school, Frank returned to his roots in Hoboken. Frank has an extensive range of experience and expertise handling the many different legal matters affecting the people and businesses in Hoboken and its vicinity.
Karen Ford Edler
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bergen County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(201) 391-3737 50 Tice Boulevard
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Education and Social Security Disability
New York Law School
Karen Edler has 18 years of experience in the field of special education law, advocating for parents in connection with obtaining a free, appropriate public education for their children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”). Ms. Edler provides a wide range of services to parents including obtaining appropriate educational services from school districts, reviewing Individual Education Plans (“IEP”) and Section 504 Plans. Ms. Edler represents any student with educational issues including handling school disciplinary cases and hearings through all levels of education. She also provides special needs planning, including Special Needs Trusts, guardianship applications & social security appeals....
Jesse Robert Hynes
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Union County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(908) 514-8008 2 South Avenue East
Suite 200
Cranford, NJ 07016-2826
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Wake Forest University School of Law
I concentrate my practice in Elder Law, which encompasses, but is not limited to, Estate and Trust Planning, Estate Administration, Asset Preservation and Protection, Disability and Special Needs Planning, Guardianship, and Medicaid.

My firm is completely client focused, and I do everything that I possibly can to give my clients the best experience possible. At Hynes Law Group, we are focused on creating lasting relationships by helping our clients to plan for all stages and ages. We are dedicated to serving our clients, providing them sound legal advice, empathizing with their needs, and working with their loved ones and...
Richard Daniel DeVita
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Hudson County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(201) 714-7623 1228 Garden Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Real Estate, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
New York University School of Law and Fordham University School of Law
Solo attorney in Hoboken, with full practice, catering to the representation of aggrieved investors against brokers and investment firms.
Lawrence Casha
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(973) 263-1114 115 Horseneck Rd
Montville, NJ 07045
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Lawrence Casha, the founding member of the firm of Casha & Casha, commenced practice in 1980. He is admitted to the bars of the States of New Jersey and New York, as well as the Federal Courts for the Districts of New Jersey, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Casha's areas of concentration are in real estate, estates, wills, trusts, estate planning and governmental relations.
Elizabeth Candido Petite
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Union County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
New York Law School and New York Law School
Elizabeth Candido Petite is a member of Lindabury’s Wills, Trusts and Estates practice group where she concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration and tax law. Elizabeth is experienced in preparing estate planning documents including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney and advance directives for health care.

Elizabeth also has experience creating and funding family limited liability companies and other corporate structures to transfer personal wealth and family businesses to the next generations. She offers practical solutions to problems, large and small, so that her clients have confidence that their assets are...
Jared I. Kalish Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(973) 299-8660 50 North Beverwyck Road
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
I graduated from Widener University School of Law in May 2011, passed both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars shortly thereafter, and I have been practicing law since January 2012. I am an associate attorney at the Kalish Law Group, where I have been learning under the tutelage of my father, Lawrence H. Kalish, Esq. At the Kalish Law Group, we focus in Family Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning & Administration, Criminal Law and Municipal Court (DWI, Traffic Violations, Disorderly Conduct, Etc.). We are a small family practice with two attorneys, paralegal and an office...
Scott W. Paterson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Essex County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney
(973) 228-6667 101 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, NJ 07068
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Seton Hall University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Scott W. Paterson is an attorney at Paris Ackerman & Schmierer LLP, where he focuses his practice on providing legal counsel to small and mid-sized businesses, with particular concentration on commercial litigation, commercial transactions, taxation, and franchise law. Prior to joining Paris Ackerman & Schmierer LLP, Scott served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Joseph L. Rea, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County. Scott earned his J.D. cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was awarded the Best Appellate Brief for his work in Appellate Advocacy. While at Seton Hall, Scott...
Lawrence Kalish
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(973) 299-8660 50 North Beverwyck Road
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Lawrence H. Kalish, Esq. has been practicing law in the Morris County area for over 30 years. Following his graduation from Rutgers Law School in 1977, Mr. Kalish went on to clerk for the Honorable John M. Newman, J.S.C. for a year, before joining the law firm of Marazitti, Kalish & Gregory. After a few years, Mr. Kalish partnered up with Irwin Kanengiser, Esq. at our current location in Lake Hiawatha. The law firm of Kanengiser & Kalish (now the Kalish Law Group) has been servicing the local community for many years. Mr. Kalish has been...
Daniel S. Swinton Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Union County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(908) 272-6600 2 South Avenue East
Suite 200
Cranford, NJ 07016
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Pace Law School
Daniel S. Swinton, Esq. Mr. Swinton received his J.D. at Pace University School of Law from which he graduated Cum Laude, as a Ranking Scholar and winner of the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Wills and Trusts. Mr. Swinton is a contributing author of "Generations - Planning Your Legacy" (Esperti Peterson Institute 1999) and "Strictly Business" (Quantum Press 2002). In addition to his membership in the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Mr. Swinton is a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Union County Bar Association.
Alec Borenstein
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Union County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(973) 379-2444 155 Morris Avenue
Suite 201
Springfield Township, NJ 07081
Estate Planning
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Alec Borenstein is a Partner with the firm. Alec went to Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he graduated cum laude and in the top 10% of his class. Alec is also a Member of the Order of the Coif. In 2006-2007 Alec served as the Chief Articles Editor for Volume 40 of the Loyola Law Review. Alec is admitted in New York and New Jersey and practices in both states and in the Federal Courts. Alec is also an award-winning speaker and business coach. Alec was recently a business development consultant for The Rainmaker Institute, until Alec...
Daniel Needle
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Essex County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(973) 763-4500 1763 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Workers' Comp
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Blake Perdue
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(973) 946-8787 20 Community Place
Morristown, NJ 07960
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Tax
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
John S Avery
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bergen County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney
(201) 943-2445 559 Bergen Boulevard
2nd Floor
Ridgefield, NJ 07657
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Elder
Seton Hall University School of Law
Anthony Arturi Jr.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(973) 644-5110 3 Prospect Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Real Estate
New York Law School
Anthony Arturi, Esq. provides dedicated, energetic and loyal representation to his clients to efficiently protect and advance their interests. He has 23 years of experience in representing large and small clients alike, in matters involving real estate transfers and development, finance, contract and business litigation, commercial litigation, employment law, shareholder disputes, contract and real estate disputes, appellate practice, legal ethics, criminal defense and personal injury matters. His representative clients include real estate developers, industrial service companies, shopping center owners, banks and private lenders and numerous small business owners. Mr. Arturi is admitted to practice law in...
John J Cardile
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(973) 227-2303 170 Changebridge Road B-2
Montville, NJ 07045
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
George Lordi
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Essex County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(973) 403-0500 1 Connel Drive
West Orange, NJ 07052
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Seton Hall University School of Law
Terry Richard Zuckerman
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Union County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(908) 272-5550 530 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Elder
Maria De Angelis
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Hudson County, NJ Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(201) 865-0314 231 Front Street
Secaucus, NJ 07096
Estate Planning, Divorce and Real Estate
Seton Hall University School of Law
Thomas Smith
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Morris County, NJ Estate Planning Attorney
(973) 541-7000 2001 Route 46 East, Suite 310
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength
Estate Planning Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Passaic County Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

South Jersey Legal Services
(888) 576-5529
Edison, NJ


Central Jersey Legal Services
(732) 249-7600
New Brunswick, NJ

Show More

Related Practice Areas

Elder Law
Probate
Tax Law

Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.