Estate planning includes preparation of wills and trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, gifting issues including contributions to charitable organizations, and other issues relating to the distribution of estates. We believe estate planning should always be a part of business planning, where wills, trusts, and all aspects of an estate plan need to address both individual and business needs. In addition to the essentials, we specialize in more sophisticated planning techniques such as:
- Powers of Attorney
- Living Wills
- Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
- Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
- Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
- Charitable Trusts
- Private Foundations
- Family Limited Partnerships
- Post-Mortem Tools and Techniques
- Estate Planning for the Surviving Spouse
- Decision Making Regarding Disclaimers
Probate is the court proceeding that proves the validity of a will and through which an estate is administered. Through the probate process, estate assets (assets of the deceased) are collected and, after expenses and taxes are paid, distributed to heirs. Our office, with its experience in New Jersey and New York probate courts, efficiently move an estate through the probate process. Our estate planning attorney shall also discuss strategies for avoiding probate with our clients.
Planning for the eventual distribution of your assets after death is important for everyone with responsibilities and concerns such as family, business and charitable interests. Through the establishment of a trust, you have the ability to provide a legacy in a way that will minimize taxation, minimize hassles and avoid taking assets through probate court. Our office has been providing estate planning services including drafting of wills and trusts. A thorough discussion of your objectives and goals will be our guide for drafting estate planning documents including complex wills and trusts. Contact us to schedule a consultation regarding any type of trust that you may be considering, including:
- Living trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Revocable trusts
- Bypass trusts
- Trusts for minors
- Charitable remainder trusts
- Family limited partnerships
- Annuity trusts
- Life insurance trusts
Trusts enable family members and business partners to designate assets discreetly and efficiently. As one of the trustees of a living trust until the time of your death, you maintain control over your property. A trust is a useful tool for transferring assets to an institution such as your alma mater, a religious group or a charitable organization. A joint trust can be structured to create separate trusts upon the death of you or your spouse.
Each person, married couple and business owner has unique circumstances and concerns regarding asset distribution after their death.
Contact us at 201-518-6642 or email us at email@example.com to schedule a consultation regarding wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives and any other key components of estate planning.
The death of a family member often brings surviving kin closer together. Unfortunately, the opposite is sometimes the case: after a parent, brother or sister dies, children or siblings squabble over the provisions of the will. A contested will can lead to one family member bringing a lawsuit to challenge the validity of a will or request a court’s interpretation of its terms.
- You may believe that the personal representative in charge of dispersing the estate is not complying with the intent of the will.
- You may believe that an elderly person was coerced through undue influence into signing a will that unfairly affected your inheritance.
- You may be a creditor who has been shortchanged after the death of a debtor.
Regardless of the particular circumstances of the will contest that you are concerned about, Aditya Surti, Esq. would be able to efficiently evaluate your case.
Contact us to discuss:
- Whether you have a case
- Strategies for success
- Whether your will contest may be resolved out of court
Contact Aditya Surti Esq. at 201-518-6642201-518-6642 to schedule an appointment at the Jersey City Office or at 732-750-1269732-750-1269 to schedule an appointment at the Woodbridge Office. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be available on weekends and nights and evenings.
We represent clients in Middlesex County, Hudson County, Union County , Bergen County, Atlantic County, Camden County, Mercer County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Warren County and Burlington County of New jersey.
In New York, we represent clients in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens.