The New Jersey Estate Planning Attorneys at Ward, Shindle & Hall Help Individuals and Families Plan for the Future
Planning for the disposition of your property upon your passing can be an uncomfortable task. However, an organized estate plan is necessary if you wish to leave your family members and loved ones your estate in an orderly fashion. Whether you are young in life or already retired, planning for the inevitable will protect your family and assist them in one of the most difficult times in their lives. You must remember that if you die without a Will, your your estate will be distributed according to the intestacy laws of the State of New Jersey, which may not be in accordance with your actual wishes.
The New Jersey Estate planning attorneys at Ward, Shindle & Hall are committed to helping you create the appropriate estate plan that will ensure that your wishes are properly carried out. Our lawyers assist individuals and families throughout New Jersey with all types of estate planning issues, and we counsel executors, administrators, and trustees in connection with estate and trust administration matters and represent both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in contested estate administration matters that may, or may not, lead to litigation.
At Ward, Shindle & Hall, we take a comprehensive approach to estate planning and our lawyers are prepared to assist clients with most aspects of wills, trusts and estate planning, including:
- Wills and Trusts
- Estate Planning, including Living Wills and Powers of Attorney
- Special Needs Planning
- Probate/Estate Administration and Will Contests
Our estate planning lawyers will collect all the necessary information from you and spend the required amount of time speaking with you to develop a clear understanding of your wishes and concerns for the future. We also carefully explain the estate and tax laws so that you have a thorough understanding of the impact their choices may have on your family. We know that every family is unique and that clients come to us with different needs. Our job is to help you explore the different ways in which you may accomplish your goals. In doing so, we will give thorough consideration to all of the issues you face, and we will work with you to develop a customized plan that is consistent with your objectives.
When disputes between beneficiaries and trustees or administrators arise, we provide guidance as to litigation strategy and the likelihood of success. We will consider all non-litigation settlement options, but we also provide competent representation in the event that a trial may be necessary.
To learn more about our wills, trusts and estate planning services or to schedule a consultation with a member of the Ward, Shindle & Hall team, please contact our New Jersey law firm at 856-853-7771.