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Trusts and Probate Law Firm Plans for Your Future
Veteran Probate Attorneys Assisting to Carry Out Your Wishes and Intentions
A will is essential at every stage of your life, providing you with the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes for what will happen upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to someone who is not your blood relative, e.g., a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your beloved pet — and the decisions the court makes might not reflect your desires.
The wills, trusts and estates attorneys at Hulse & Wynter, LLC can assist you by drafting a valid will or trust document to ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your Will
As your life evolves, so may your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. Our firm drafts valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, parenthood status, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointing a Guardian
Your will allows you to make decisions about the future care of your minor children. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or in the event that both parents die in a common incident. If you have not named a guardian for your children, the court appoints one, who may make parental decisions contrary to what you would have wanted. In your will, you can also make arrangements for the care of your pets, naming a guardian to take responsibility for them.
Valuing and Managing the Estate
Our attorneys assist executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. We have a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Our attorneys’ professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial familial relationships, our attorneys are adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our client’s beneficiary rights within the New Jersey probate court.
Contact the Estate Planning Lawyers at Hulse & Wynter, LLC
Hulse & Wynter, LLC serves clients in New Jersey throughout the counties of Burlington, Camden, Mercer and Ocean counties. Call us at 609-387-5300 or contact us online today to schedule an appointment.