Whether you have recently lost a loved one and need assistance with probate and estate administration matters, are facing the delicate decisions that come toward the end of one's life, are purchasing a home so your family can grow or downsizing in later years, you want an attorney who identifies with your personal issues and will counsel you as she would her own family. At the Law Office of Linda Ballan, L.L.C., attorney Linda Ballan has been assisting families and seniors for 20 years. She's ready to help you in a range of legal issues, including:
-Probate and Estate Administration
-Elder Law - Long Term Care Planning - Medicaid Applications
-Wills and Trusts
-Powers of Attorney
-Living Wills - Health Care Proxies
-Special Needs Trusts for the Disabled Beneficiary
-Guardianships for Minors and Incapacitated Individuals
-Real Estate - Purchases and Sales
Insuring that your deceased loved one's estate is efficiently and properly administered:
When a loved one has passed, probate and estate administration procedures can be very overwhelming. For 20 years Attorney Linda Ballan has devoted her practice to working with executors and administrators in administering estates to insure that all heirs receive their rightful inheritances.
Protecting your legacy through a comprehensive estate plan:
One of the greatest rewards of a life well lived is the opportunity to pass something of yourself onto your children and grandchildren. Linda Ballan knows that your legacy is more than property to be dispensed - it's a mode of communicating the value you place on shared moments and precious relationships. Linda Ballan will make sure your wishes are memorialized as you intend and secured against future circumstances.
Going above and beyond for senior clients:
Among the most difficult decisions for a family is whom to trust with the care of a loved one. When a family faces the reality that they do not have the capacity to be the caregivers, they want a knowledgeable attorney who deals with providers on a regular basis. Linda Ballan has the experience and relationships within the elder care industry to help locate the best facility for her clients who can no longer remain at home. She also assists with finding in-home care providers, and can refer clients to charitable services as well.
Linda Ballan treats your family with the attention she'd give her own.
50 Belleville Avenue
Law Office of Linda Ballan, L.L.C. offers the following services for fixed fees in most cases: Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Closings.
Our office accepts Master Card, Visa and Discover. We will work with you to set up a reasonable payment plan.
Experienced New Jersey Trusts and Estates Attorney
With more than 17 years of experience, the Law Office of Linda Ballan, L.L.C. possesses in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trust and estate issues, including:
-Will drafting and execution
-Estate tax issues
-Special needs trusts
-Powers of attorney
Attorney Linda Ballan can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. She thoroughly analyzes your estate and determines the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes, and protecting your loved ones. Ms. Ballan can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts, if beneficial to your estate.
Linda Ballan applies her extensive knowledge about New Jersey courts to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. She assists executors in all steps of the process, including:
-Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
-Filing the will with the court
-Closing and opening bank accounts
-Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
-Preparing and filing estate and inheritance tax returns
-Valuating the estate
-Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
-Hiring professionals and experts when necessary
-Will disputes and estate litigation
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, Linda Ballan skillfully represents your interests. Ms. Ballan has the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. As a skilled mediator and litigator, she can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or diligently pursue your rights in court when necessary.
-New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1994
-Rutgers Law School, Newark, J.D., 1994
-SUNY at Stony Brook, B.A., 1973
-Essex County Bar Association
-New Jersey State Bar Association
-Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and Elder Law sections
-American Bar Association
-Essex County Coalition for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults
-Bloomfield School to Career Foundation
-National Association of Professional Women
-New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Foreclosure Mediator
Published Appellate Court Opinion:
-In the Matter of the Estate of Jack D. Thomas
-Wills and trusts
-Commercial real estate
-Commercial landlord and tenant law