Weiss Law Offices

Serving Clients in Passaic, Bergen, Morris and Essex counties for Three Generations

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Firm Overview

For three generations, Weiss Law Offices has provided quality legal services to our clients. Weiss Law Offices serves clients in New Jersey primarily in Passaic, Bergen, Morris and Essex Counties from our office location in Wayne which is centrally located in the area. The firm was founded in 1929 by Edward G. Weiss, who was later joined by his two sons, Edward F. Weiss and Robert G. Weiss. The brothers continued the practice after their father's death in 1965 and were later joined by Edward's son Peter F. Weiss in 1993. The firm now concentrates its legal work in estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and residential real estate.

Founded in 1929, Weiss Law Offices represents clients in all types of estate planning, wills and trusts, and probate cases. We assist with residential real estate, elder law, family businesses and estate litigation when necessary. Many of our clients have carried on continued professional relationships with our firm across generations.
We focus on the following areas of practice:
-Estate Planning and Administration
-Wills andTtrusts
-Probate
-Real Estate
Main Office

Main Office
500 Valley Road
Wayne  NJ  07470

Phone
  • 973-694-5511
Fax
Estate Planning
New Jersey Wills and Probate Attorneys Protect Your Estate
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 Weiss Law Offices can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Guardianships
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting
-Power of Attorney

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, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your living will and last will and testament
An estate plan is essential at every stage of your life. Your Power of Attorney allows a trusted loved one to make decisions in your stead. 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 a person or entity other than a blood relative, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, and who cares for your children - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

We can draft valid wills and estate planning documents 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 will update your will so as to address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

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.

Peter Weiss

Peter graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1986 and the Dickinson School of Law in 1990. Peter was initially associated with the law firm Winne, Banta, Rizzi and Basralian in Hackensack, New Jersey, joining his family's law firm in 1993.

Peter now focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, probate proceedings and estate administration. He also handles estate litigation, will contests and guardianships.


Peter is a past president of the Passaic County Bar Association and has served three terms as a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, where he also served as chair of the nominating committee and chair of the Young Lawyers Division.

Peter has been a municipal court judge in Wayne, New Jersey since 2004. While his judgeship limits his ability to practice in criminal courts and municipal matters, it has not limited his ability to practice in other areas.

Admitted
-New Jersey, 1990
-U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1993

Education
-J.D., Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, 1990 .
- Captain, Marshall Moot Court Team, 1989-1990
-B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1986

Practice areas
-Estate planning and administration
-Wills and trusts
-Probate

Associations & memberships
-Passaic County Bar Association (President, 2003-2004; Chair, Probate, Real Property and Taxation Section, 2004-2008; Trustee, 1993-; Chancery Committee, 2002-)
-New Jersey State Bar Association (Trustee, 1999-2001 and 2006-2010; Chair, Nominating Committee, 2008-2009, Member, Nominating Committee, 2003-2005; Chair, Young Lawyers Division, 1998-1999; Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust and Estate Law Section)

Representative cases
-Turf Lawnmower v. Bergen Record 269 N.J. Super. 370 (App. Div. 1994)

Biographical details
-Judge, Municipal Court, Wayne, New Jersey, 2004--
Education
  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
    Juris Doctorate

Robert G. Weiss

Robert G. Weiss graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1961 and Georgetown University Law Center in 1964. He was admitted to practice law in New Jersey in 1965. That same year, Bob joined his father, Edward G. Weiss and his brother Edward F. Weiss in their family practice and has continued practicing law at the family firm for nearly fifty years.

Bob's areas of concentration are estate planning, wills and trusts and estate administration. He also has focused on residential real estate throughout his career, representing both buyers and sellers.


Bob was the Municipal Court Judge in Butler and is a former planning board attorney in North Haledon where he also served on the Board of Education. He also is a past president of the Haledon Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.


Admitted
-New Jersey, 1965

Education
-J.D., Georgetown University, 1964
---Phi Delta Phi
-B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1961

Practice areas
-Estate planning and administration
-Wills and trusts
-Probate
-Real Estate

Associations & memberships
-Passaic County (Trustee, 2003-2006; Chair, Real Property Committee, 2003-) Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association

Biographical details
-Judge, Municipal Court, Butler, New Jersey, 1989-1995
-North Haledon Board of Education
-Haledon Rotary Club (Past president, Rotarian of the Year 1996, Paul Harris Fellow)

Education
  • Georgetown University
    Juris Doctorate
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