Estate planning includes the 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. If you need help through the estate planning process, contact a knowledgeable Middlesex County estate planning lawyer from the Law Offices of Aditya Surti, LLC today.
Estate Planning Lawyer | Helping You Prepare for Your Future
There is nothing more important than being prepared for whatever life throws your way. One of the best things anyone can do to prepare for life’s uncertainties is to create a comprehensive estate plan. If you need an estate planning lawyer you can trust, you’re in the right place. Give us a call so we can get working on your case.
Our Estate Planning Services
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 moves 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 can 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.
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, a competent estate planning lawyer such as Aditya Surti, Esq. would be able to efficiently evaluate your case.
Contact a New Jersey Estate Planning Lawyer Today
If you’re ready to begin the estate planning process or need an attorney to guide you through probate/a dispute arising from probate, please don’t hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Aditya Surti, LLC today to schedule your initial consultation with our dedicated legal team. We’re here to fight for you, every step of the way.