Planning for your estate after you are gone is not a fun thought. Many people put it off, thinking they are too young, they do not have enough assets, or they just do not want to think about it. However, everyone needs an estate plan, and having a plan in place offers peace of mind about your family’s financial future you cannot get otherwise.
If you recently got married, had a baby, retired, or are facing a medical crisis, estate planning may be high on your list of things to do. But even if you are young and in perfect health, it is never a bad time to create a will, learn more about protecting your assets as you age, or take care of other important estate planning tasks.
A compassionate estate planning attorney in Ewing at Bratton Scott is ready to help you create the future plan you need based on your own financial situation and preferences. We can help reduce the stress on your family after your death, and ensure they receive all the assets you intend for them at that time. Call us today at 856-857-6007 to make an appointment.
What Are the Benefits of Estate Planning for Ewing, New Jersey Families?
Everyone wants to be able to provide for their loved ones even after they are gone. When you partner with a competent estate planning lawyer to handle your Ewing will and other estate planning documents, you can ensure you have everything in place for a smooth transition of assets after your death. Our estate planning attorneys can draft any document you might need relating to your estate planning, including writing wills and establishing trusts. Our compassionate team works closely with you and your family to understand your needs and preferences, and to help you choose between the options available to you.
We know how to ask the tough questions without making the experience painful, and can help you better understand your own desires and priorities when it comes to your financial goals. Then, we can use what we learn to build an estate plan that best fits your needs.
Some of the things we can help you with include:
- Estate administration
- Unique tax situations
- Care for minor children
- Guardianship of adult children with special needs
- Support for other dependent family members
- Power of Attorney
Planning for your estate after you pass away is the best way to reduce the risk of in-fighting and family disputes after your death. We see a lot of this in our practice, and it is most common when there is not a valid estate plan in place. Many people believe this type of dispute would never occur in their family, but it is more common than you might think. Creating an estate plan now greatly reduces the chances of litigation over your estate later on.
What Estate Planning Services Are Available from Bratton Scott?
At Bratton Scott, our team provides a full menu of estate planning services. Attorneys provide all these services in a compassionate, caring manner, thanks to our team of client coordinators and social workers. We can help you build a plan to fit your specific needs, ensuring your family gets the money they need if you pass away or suffer an illness or injury that leaves you unable to care for them. Our services include:
- Last Will and Testament
- Powers of attorney
- Estate planning for high net worth estates
- Retirement planning for all income levels
- Tax planning, including estate taxes
- Comprehensive Life Care Planning
- Guardianship for minor children and special needs family members
- Asset protection, including for Medicaid and other government benefits
- Other estate planning documents and tools
We work with a wide range of clients, and create unique estate plans for each of them based on their specific needs. No matter if you have a high net worth, special considerations because of adult dependents, or are an LGBTQ family, we have the experience and knowledge to build an estate plan for you.
Can Bratton Scott Help Me Protect My Minor Children?
Many parents come to us not to protect their assets, but to ensure they have a plan in place for their minor children if something happens to both of them. This is one of the most important — and hardest to discuss — parts of estate planning
Our estate planning team offers sympathetic guidance through the process of creating a will or trust that will ensure your children’s education and care, safety, and financial security if you can no longer provide for them. We can help you identify and discuss the prospect with potential guardians and/or fiduciaries, and to put legal protections in place to ensure they retain custody of your minor children or special needs adult dependents.
Having a plan in place for your children is an especially important part of estate planning. If you do not have a will or other plan in place, guardianship will likely be up to a judge who does not know your children or the potential guardians.
Do I Need an Estate Planning Lawyer to Build My Ewing Estate Plan?
Estate planning is complex. You need to ensure your will stands up in court and covers all the necessary bases without violating any of the New Jersey laws relating to the estate planning process. The best way to do this is to have a knowledgeable estate planning attorney on your team.
At Bratton Scott, our estate planning team works with New Jersey’s estate laws every day and can help you with every aspect, from taxes to probate to administration. Our team takes the time to get to know your family, including your needs and preferences. We may ask the tough questions, but we have these conversations with compassion and understanding. We listen carefully to your responses, and use what we learn to put the right plan in place for your family.
Because our team includes not only estate planning lawyers, but also social workers and registered nurses, your comfort and peace of mind is central to us crafting the right plan for your family. We write wills, draft other documents, and provide advice and advocacy to limit your family’s stress after you pass away.
Bratton Scott: Comprehensive Estate Planning Services in Ewing, NJ
Let the Bratton Scott estate planning team guide you through the process, putting a comprehensive plan in place. Call us today at 856-857-6007. We can give you peace of mind about your family’s financial future even after you pass away.