Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, the estate planning attorneys at Booth, Bate, Grieco and Briody can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Living wills and Durable Power of Attorneys
-Will and Trust drafting
Securing your legacy:
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your living will, power of attorney and last will and testament:
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored. A durable power of attorney provides assurance that your lifetime financial matters will be handled appropriately in the event of incapacity.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
We can timely draft valid and personalized wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will:
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Our attorneysâ professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial family relationships, our attorneys are adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our client's rights within the New Jersey probate court.