New Jersey Trusts and Estates Attorney Helping You Plan
Our estate planning practice has been growing steadily. Mr. Otis's advanced degree in estate planning has allowed the firm to devise estate plans for numerous individuals in the Princeton area and beyond, saving money in estate taxes while also setting up trusts for children and grandchildren which ensure the passage of wealth between generations for many years into the future. Haveson and Otis can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
Estate tax issues
Choosing the appropriate executor
Securing your legacy You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Drafting your living will and last will and testament A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored. Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to somebody besides a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, friend or 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 — decisions that might not reflect your desires. We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointing a guardian If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.
Contact an estate planning law firm you can trust For estate planning services in Princeton and throughout New Jersey, call Haveson and Otis at 609.921.0090 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.
The law firm of Haveson and Otis is
conveniently located in Princeton and serves clients in Mercer County
and throughout the state of New Jersey.