Wills and Trusts, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney
Estate and contingency planning can never happen too soon. Having a Will can mean the difference between disposition of your real and personal property, and making arrangements for loved ones, all in accordance with your final wishes; or unnecessary strife and possible litigation between beneficiaries. The same holds true for having in place a Living Will disclosing your requests with respect to quality of life issues; as well as a Power of Attorney to provide assistance should you not wish to, or be able to make decisions on your own.
Attorneys at Griffin Alexander, P.C. can assist you with these needs and ensure that your requests are properly documented. We serve clients in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Estate and Contingency Planning Can Never Happen Too Soon
Many people — including those who have in their possession significant personal assets built up over the course of their lifetime — do not properly consider the need to put in place various procedures, rules, and expectations so that their assets will be protected and distributed in accordance with their wishes. Even if you understand the value of a comprehensive estate plan, you may feel that you can wait until a later date before setting it up. Failing to execute a well-considered estate plan could expose your hard-earned assets to excess taxes, creditor claims, and beneficiary conflicts.
Having a Will can mean the difference between disposition of your real and personal property, and making arrangements for loved ones, all in accordance with your final wishes; or unnecessary strife and possible litigation between beneficiaries. The same holds true for having in place a Living Will disclosing your requests with respect to quality of life issues; as well as a Power of Attorney to provide assistance should you not wish to or be able to make decisions on your own.
Here at Griffin Alexander, P.C., our estate attorneys can help you properly document your various requests and working to draft a comprehensive plan that achieves all your estate planning goals. We have decades of experience serving the interests of our clients in a range of transactional and litigation-related issues, and these broad experiences have ensured that we approach any and all legal matters with a more flexible, practical mindset — it is our belief that by engaging closely with clients, we gain a deeper understanding of their goals and preferences, and are better-equipped to tackle the unique challenges and opportunities that are likely to arise in estate planning (and otherwise).
You Need an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney to Manage All of the Details
We are committed to the provision of truly comprehensive estate planning services, including but not limited to the drafting of Wills, Power of Attorneys, Healthcare Directives, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Business Succession Planning, Asset Preservation, and more.
For example, if our client is concerned about the possibility of exposure to creditor claims, we will identify potential strategies for shielding assets from creditors, which may involve moving estate assets into an irrevocable trust (i.e., qualified personal residence trust, testamentary trust, etc.). In another case, a client may be a landlord with extensive real estate assets that they are concerned about managing in the event that they are rendered incapacitated in an accident, or due to a medical condition. We work with such clients to draft airtight documentation that will not only direct treating physicians as to the specifics of their healthcare management but will draft documentation that selects a qualified stand-in to manage their real estate property during the period of incapacity. Without this level of planning, the incapacitated individual may recover at a later date only to find that their hard-earned assets have deteriorated and lost their value.
Contact Our Law Firm to Schedule a Consultation that Fully Addresses Your Concerns
At Griffin Alexander, P.C., we take a holistic view of estate planning issues. We will not push an estate planning strategy on a client, as there is no one-size-fits-all solution in most cases. If a client is not particularly concerned about the time and expense of their estate having to go through probate, for example, then we will not attempt to avoid probate (by moving assets out of the estate). This client-oriented posture is important in the estate planning context, as estate planning is, fundamentally, a voluntary decision undertaken by the client — their preferences must be prioritized through the planning process, and the ways in which we communicate with and serve the client reflects that dynamic.
With offices throughout New Jersey and New York, our legal services have a broad reach. Call 973-366-1188 now to schedule a consultation with an estate planning attorney you can trust.