Serving the Legal Needs of Union County, New Jersey Since 1965
Depth of experience sets Hobbie & Hobbie, Attorneys At Law, LLC apart. For more than 40 years, attorneys at the firm have engaged in proactive problem solving. When clients have questions, the attorneys find answers. Mr. Hobbie and staff go to any lengths to assist clients with their cases. The firm focuses on a few key areas of the law, including:
-Last will and testament
At Hobbie & Hobbie, Attorneys At Law, LLC, our attorneys demonstrate their respect for the law and their clients by their attitude, approach, and appearance. As many clients will attest, the professional atmosphere accurately reflects the firm's attitude. Procedurally driven, the firm pays attention to the practical formalities when completing all tasks. The attorneys and staff ensure that the appropriate legal documents are filed accurately and on time. This level of professionalism has earned lead attorney Edward J. Hobbie multiple accolades in the legal community.
"One of the first bosses I had was Edward Hobbie, who gave me a crash course in legal ethics. He was the most ethical man I knew."
-Attorney William Voorhees - N.J. Expert Lecturer NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Hobbie & Hobbie, Attorneys At Law, LLC makes it a priority to deliver prompt and responsive legal services. The firm strives to achieve quick resolutions to pending client matters. Attorneys are accessible to clients via email and telephone. They respond to email and voicemail within a business day. Clients benefit from the firm's efficiency. During 40 years in practice, the firm has developed a team camaraderie. The attorneys and paralegals have mastered many complex legal procedures that would take a less experienced firm hours to complete. The firm has been complemented year after year by clients for outstanding service.
476 South Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016
Estate Planning Attorneys in Union County, New Jersey
Questions of child custody, inheritance rights, and medically-assisted survival arise in the event of a loved one's death or incapacitation. A solid estate plan is a preemptive measure that helps people effectively communicate their last wishes. Attorneys at Hobbie & Hobbie, Attorneys At Law, LLC offer clients thoughtful counsel and sound legal advice as they make these critical decisions.
The firm supplies the knowledge, the tools, and the strategies to help clients complete all documents appropriately. The attorneys advise clients on asset preservation and tax reduction techniques and strategies. They prepare the estate plan, which generally consists of at least three of the following documents:
-Last will and testament
-General or durable power of attorney
-Healthcare power of attorney or healthcare proxy
Estate plans need to be revised periodically to reflect lifestyle decisions, asset distribution preferences, and legal best practices. Taking the time to complete these documents appropriately now can save thousands of dollars in legal fees later. An attorney can help reduce the likelihood of estate and will contests by using clear language to articulate client preferences.
The advice of an attorney is invaluable to clients as they prepare estate plans. An attorney can direct clients to the latest advances in the law and the opportunities available to minimize liabilities during probate. Consult with a qualified attorney at Hobbie & Hobbie, Attorneys At Law, LLC. Call 908-276-4777 or email the office to schedule an initial consultation.
Areas of practice
Admitted to practice
-New Jersey, 1965
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1968
-Rutgers University, J.D.
---Phi Alpha Delta
-Dartmouth College, B.A., 1959
-AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell
-Best Lawyers in America
-Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2009
-Super Lawyer in Elder Law by NJ Monthly Magazine, 2006, 2007 and 2008
-Attorney for Westfield Planning Board, 1980-1984
-Attorney for Cranford Board of Realtors, 1980-1984
-Municipal Court Judge for Westfield, New Jersey, 1985-1996
-Union County Bar Association
-New Jersey Bar Association
-American Bar Associations
-American Judges Association,1990-1996
-National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, New Jersey Chapter
-Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey, 1991
---Board of Governors
---Member Board of Trustees, 2008
---Vice-Chairman Board of Governors, 2008
-Board of Directors
---United Counties Trust Co., 1992-1996
---Meridian Bancorp Inc., Reading, Pennsylvania, 1996
---Meridian Bank, New Jersey, 1996
---Regional Board, Corestates Bank, 1997-1998
-Union County Probate Early Settlement Panel, New Jersey Superior Court, 1993
-President, Union County Municipal Court Judges Association, 1993-1994
-Trustee, Westfield Foundation, 1991-1997
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