You work hard during your lifetime, and when that time inevitably comes, you want to make sure your loved ones are provided for in the event of your death. This includes planning arrangements for what to do with your hard-earned money and where your wealth goes. Should you die without a will, those important decisions will be left up to the State of New Jersey, which may or may not be the same choices you would have made. Wills and other estate planning can also address critical concerns like who will look after your children when you are gone, or who will act as a trustee for a minor that receives your assets via inheritance. Don’t leave these key decisions to chance.
How Rajan Legal Attorneys Can Help You
What documents make sense for your family and loved ones? Our estate planning lawyers draft wills, powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney that meet your specific needs and goals.
At Rajan Legal PC we establish custom-drafted wills that pay specific attention to our clients’ unique needs. Whether you have a new baby in the family and are interested in establishing a guardianship, or you have reached retirement having accumulated some wealth and would like to achieve some estate tax savings using a more sophisticated will, we can help. Our firm provides experienced and effective representation to those who are interested in asset protection, and ensuring their assets are passed along according to their wishes. The will must also meet certain legal formalities, including being duly witnessed and executed properly.
To ensure this is all done correctly, Rajan Legal has experienced attorneys who can guide you through the process to avoid any potential pitfalls. At Rajan Legal, we can assist with:
- Helping you write a new will
- Updating a pre-existing will
- Creating an amendment or a “Codicil” to an original will
- Assisting in the final execution of the will
- Drafting Powers of Attorney
- Drafting health care directives and health care proxies (i.e. living wills) to take effect in the event of your incapacity
Trusts & Other Estate Planning
Sometimes a simple will is not enough. We can also help establish trusts that protect assets and/or transfer assets. A trust is a legal document that can be used to distribute your estate to your loved ones pursuant to your specific wishes. Trusts can be arranged in many ways and can specify exactly how and when the assets pass to the beneficiaries. There are also numerous types of trusts that can be utilized to meet your needs, including specialized trusts, such as revocable trusts and special needs trusts. Whatever your particular needs may be, our attorneys can help develop estate plans that fit your family.
Our attorneys at Rajan Legal also have experience in handling will and trust controversies for a broad range of clients. Contact us if you find yourself in contested claims involving:
- Beneficiary Disputes
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Will And Trust Interpretation, Construction and Reformation
- Fraud, Duress and Undue Influence
- Claims For and Against Estates and Trusts
- Misappropriation of Assets
- Charitable Gift Disputes
- Spousal Rights
Need More Information?
Wills, trusts, and estates are regulated by both state and federal law, so it is important to know how to proceed with your estate. For more information, contact our attorneys at Rajan Legal today.