Estate Planning, Probate & Administration

The Firm assists individuals and families in planning their estates. This includes reducing estate taxes and protecting the estate during life. We prepare Wills designed to reduce or eliminate federal estate taxes, Powers of Attorneys drafted to permit the effective management of assets and personal affairs, and advance medical directives (Living Wills) giving instructions to health care providers in the event of incapacity. Various kinds of revocable and irrevocable trusts are also prepared, to avoid probate. The Firm represents the Executor or Trustee in administering a decedent’s estate, including; Preparing Tax Returns, Post-Mortem Tax Planning and Asset Distribution.

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Wayne, NJ (973) 709-0909
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Elder Law, Medicaid Planning & Applications

The Firm's practice focuses on the special needs of senior citizens. The Firm develops plans to protect a family's assets from nursing home claims. These plans often require qualifying the family for governmental assistance so that the spouse and children ...

Guardianships &
Conservatorships

The Firm represents family members seeking to petition the court to establish guardianship for an incapacitated adult or for a developmentally disabled child who can no longer care for themselves. The Firm has handled complex cases in many ...

Special Needs &
Disability Planning

While government benefit programs such as SSI and Medicaid offer substantial health care coverage, the available cash benefits are minimal. Therefore, the Firm develops, designs and drafts Special Needs Trust, thus preserving the disabled person's eligibility ...