The purpose of law is to give stability and order to society. It allows citizens to plan comfortably for their futures and for that of their offspring. Since 1946, Brown & Karosen has assisted our neighbors who want the security of knowing that their final wishes will be honored and their legacies secured. Today attorneys Laurence E. Karosen and Karen H. Sheridan continue the tradition of highly professional and ethical service. They are available to assist you in all areas related to:
Estate planning and probate administration
Knowledgeable, experienced legal counsel
When a client engages an attorney to draft an estate plan, he places great trust in the attorney's ability to get it right. Brown & Karosen has built a solid reputation on reliable estate planning which upholds and executes the intent of the client. With Brown & Karosen you get peace of mind from knowing your wishes will be honored.
Carefully crafted estate plans
Estate planning leaves no room for ambiguity. If a will is unclear when it is drafted, it only becomes contentious later. At Brown & Karosen, our meticulous attorneys employ precise language and unmistakable terms to convey the exact wishes of the testator. Our firm has stood the test of time, because our work has been tested over time.
New Jersey Trusts and Estates Attorney Helping You Plan Ahead
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, Brown & Karosen can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
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. Our lawyers thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of:
-transferring your assets
-establishing guardianship for your children
-caring for your pets
-protecting your loved ones
Draft your living will 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.
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 somebody besides a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, friend or charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed and who cares for your children, pets and business. Brown & Karosen can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.
Laurence E. Karosen
-Special needs trusts
-Trusts and estates beneficiaries
-New Jersey, 1974
-Seton Hall University, J.D.
-New Jersey State Bar Association
-Real Property section
-Trust Law section
-Essex County Bar Association
-Member, Supreme Court District Ethics Committee, West Essex, 1997