Established New Jersey Law Firm Prepares Wills as Part of Your Estate Plan
Experienced Red Bank attorneys help clients plan for the future
A will gives you the opportunity to decide how to distribute your assets upon your death. Your will also allows you to make other important decisions, such as naming a guardian for your child, setting up a testamentary trust, or arranging for the care of your pets. If you die without a will, New Jersey intestacy laws dictate how your assets are distributed, which might not be in line with your wishes. That is why it is so important for New Jerseyans to protect their legacy with the help of skilled legal professionals. Parsons & Nardelli was established more than forty-five years ago to assist clients throughout Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties with carefully considered estate plans, including drafting sound wills and other instruments.
We offer comprehensive, confidential and compassionate assistance with your testamentary planning and documents, which includes setting up trusts. We can help you organize your estate plan and draft a will that reflects your intent and gives you the peace of mind that your loved ones will be cared for in the future. We also guide executors and administrators in probating wills to carry out testators’ instructions faithfully and efficiently.
Sound counsel for drafting a will
Everyone should have a will, regardless of their age, health or financial status. In order to draft a will that truly expresses your wishes, our knowledgeable estate lawyers guide you through such important matters as:
- Directing who receives which assets
- Funding charities, philanthropic causes and universities
- Establishing a trust to fund the care of your minor children
- Naming a guardian for your minor children
Because circumstances change over the course of your life, we also recommend that you periodically evaluate your will to determine whether modifications are appropriate. You should also consider writing a new will whenever there is a major occurrence, such as the death or birth of a family member, divorce, marriage, or substantial changes in your finances.
Assistance with establishing guardianship for your minor children
Naming a guardian for your children is one of the most important functions of a will. Judges generally respect parents’ wishes regarding who should take over the crucial role of raising young children. The court’s primary consideration is what is in the child’s best interests, but the judge is not intimately familiar with your family, so it is always better to name the guardian in your will. You should carefully consider who shares your childrearing philosophies and discuss the matter with the intended guardians. Our attorneys guide you through this important process.
Advocates protecting your intestacy rights
What happens if your loved one dies without a will? The common belief that the state takes all assets is not true. The probate court follows New Jersey intestacy laws to distribute the estates of those who die without a will. Under these complicated provisions, the spouse inherits most of the estate and children receive portions depending upon their relationship to the deceased and the surviving spouse. Inheritance goes to the next living relatives in succession if the decedent has no spouse or children. Should your loved one die without a will, our attorneys explain the intestacy laws and protect your interests during the probate process.
Skilled guidance for will disputes
Will disputes can be particularly difficult while you’re still mourning the loss of your loved one. Our attorneys defend your rights to the inheritance you were meant to have. If your goal is to preserve your relationships while pursuing your rightful inheritance, we are often able to resolve the dispute amicably through mediation and settlement negotiations. We also have substantial experience litigating will disputes when necessary to preserve your rights.
Contact our experienced New Jersey estate planning firm for help with wills
At Parsons & Nardelli, we can draft a will that reflects your specific wishes for distributing your estate, naming a guardian for your minor children, and other essential provisions to protect your loved ones. Call us in Red Bank at 888.309.5589 or contact us online for a free consultation.