Estate planning is not something to take lightly. Many of us have it on our list of things we’ll eventually get around to, but we recommend speaking with an estate planning attorney soon and ensuring everything is in place. This is especially important for people with a lot of assets, own multiple businesses, and have large or blended families. A good estate planning attorney will help you put a plan in place that gives your loved ones clarity and peace of mind when you’re no longer here.
Here’s why you need an estate planning attorney:
- New Jersey laws will impact the way you plan your estate. Some state laws dictate who can be named executor, who can be given power of attorney, who can make medical decisions, and other important factors. A New Jersey elder law attorney will be able to explain all the laws that have an impact on your living will.
- Hiring an attorney ensures your will is legally valid. While it may be tempting to fill out one of those quick, do-it-yourself internet forms, we strongly advise against this. You need a certified legal professional to ensure all of your estate planning documents cannot be contested.
- Estate planning attorneys can easily organize complex business and family situations. Multiple marriages and blended families are the norm these days, and so is owning one or several businesses. These factors can sometimes make estate planning tricky however, so it’s best to consult an attorney who is experienced in dealing with all different types of life situations.
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Instead of putting it off another year, why not contact a NJ estate planning attorney today and start organizing your estate? Being legally prepared for the end of your life makes things a little bit easier for your loved ones, and it mitigates family disputes that can easily turn ugly. Having a clear estate plan in place gives your loved ones the clarity they need to carry out your wishes, the way you intend them to.
This past year has taught us that we must be prepared for the unexpected. If something happens to you and your family has no clear will in place, they’ll be left to figure it out on their own without knowing what you really wanted.
For more information about how our team at SCC Legal can help you plan your estate, or if you have any other questions, please contact us today. Discover why so many people in New Jersey choose us as their trusted estate planning partners.