22 09, 2023

Can Alzheimer’s Disease Be Prevented?

2023-09-22T19:43:00-04:00September 22nd, 2023|

While new knowledge becomes available each year about promising potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, recent research is also focusing on the prevention of the disease or mitigation of its symptoms. Newly developing treatment techniques and technology may bring a path [...]

22 09, 2023

Bifurcating the Role of a Trustee: A Modern Approach to Trust Management

2023-09-22T06:20:13-04:00September 22nd, 2023|

Trusts have long been a cornerstone of estate planning, wealth management, and charitable giving. Traditionally, the trustee held a singular role, overseeing and managing the trust's assets, distribution, and general administration. However, as trusts have grown more complex and diverse, [...]

18 09, 2023

Reducing the Risk of a Family Fight in Probate Court

2023-09-21T06:56:16-04:00September 18th, 2023|

Many family circumstances can increase the risk of probate litigation. High-risk factors that often bring about probate litigation can include sibling rivalry, second marriages without a prenuptial agreement, and dysfunctional family dynamics. Also, a non-standard estate plan may treat children [...]

11 09, 2023

Estate Planning for Surviving Spouses

2023-09-11T08:00:53-04:00September 11th, 2023|

After losing a spouse or longtime partner, it’s difficult to look past your grief. However, it’s crucial to understand the important and timely decisions you must make regarding your finances and personal estate plan. Estate planning is an ongoing process, [...]

4 09, 2023

The Drawbacks of DIY Estate Planning: Why Legal Advice is Crucial

2023-09-04T20:07:42-04:00September 4th, 2023|

Estate planning is an essential aspect of managing one's assets and ensuring that loved ones are taken care of after your passing. It's also essential for maintaining your well-being and financial security during your lifetime, particularly in the event of [...]

4 09, 2023

Why Do I Need Estate Planning If I’m Not Rich?

2023-09-05T09:36:21-04:00September 4th, 2023|

Estate planning might conjure images of sprawling mansions, exotic cars, and extensive bank accounts. This misconception leads many to believe that only the wealthy need to concern themselves with it. However, regardless of your financial stature, estate planning is essential. [...]

1 09, 2023

What to Know About Probate: Estate Planning Basics

2023-09-01T06:56:47-04:00September 1st, 2023|

Most estate planning attorneys can help you craft an estate plan that minimizes or avoids probate altogether. Probate proceedings are part of the public record and can be very time-consuming and expensive. However, in nearly every case, to some extent [...]

11 08, 2023

How to Handle Probate in New Jersey

2023-08-11T06:53:43-04:00August 11th, 2023|

Probate is the legal process through which the assets of a deceased person are distributed to their heirs or beneficiaries. In New Jersey, the probate process is overseen by the county surrogate's court. While probate may seem daunting, understanding the [...]