Cohn Lifland is proud to be a legal resource to the people of New Jersey regarding wills, trusts & estates matters. When it comes to wills, trusts, power of attorneys, health care directives, probate law, and many other matters, our firm serves families with quality legal advice and representation that eases the stress of estate planning and protects the rights of our clients.

If your family is having legal issues regarding any estate law matters, our firm can represent you to protect your interests. We have decades of experience with estate law and offer our clients the knowledge and skill gained in that time. If you need our advice or guidance through estate law, don’t hesitate to call Cohn Lifland today.

Estate Planning

Regardless of the size of your assets, there are many issues you must consider regarding estate management. Unfortunately, many people don’t think about the future.  In failing to plan for the future, you may be leaving loved ones behind with legal issues they may not be able to resolve. Estate planning is something you do for your family. Though it may be difficult to consider, estate planning is in the best interests of everyone.

Wills and Probate

Estate planning is a very important step in one’s life. Through a will, you can establish how your estate will be divided, who will be responsible to do so and who will take care of your minor children. Without a will, these important decisions may be left to a court without knowing your personal preferences.

Wills, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directives /Health Care Proxies

Wills are documents that allow everyone to set forth how their estate will be managed. When someone dies without a will, the assets may be distributed by a court according to legislative guidelines, not the wishes of the deceased.  Powers of attorney are documents by which the maker (called the “Principal”) appoints someone to make financial decisions and/or act on his or her behalf (called the “Attorney-in-Fact”) either at all times or only if the principal becomes disabled. 

Medical directives /health care proxies are similar to powers of attorney in that they give someone the right to act for you to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so for yourself.  A medical directive will also include a directive to your medical representative, telling him or her your wishes with regard to your health care. 

Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP can help with all your legal needs regarding wills, trusts, and estate planning and administration in New Jersey. To learn more, please follow the links below:

Backed by over 90 years of institutional knowledge, experience and professionalism, our estate planning attorneys know the law — and they can help. Contact us online or call 201-845-9600 today to find out how. From our office in Saddle Brook, our lawyers help clients in state and federal courts throughout northern New Jersey.