Experienced New Jersey Estate Planning Law Firm
Wills | Trusts | Powers of Attorney | Living Wills | Health Care Proxies | Charitable Gift or Foundation Planning | Family Limited Partnerships | Special Needs Planning
If you’ve built an estate, but you haven’t put a plan in place for the orderly distribution of your property, you want to do that as soon as possible. One of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones is a comprehensive and clear plan for the transfer of your estate. A comprehensive estate plan will alleviate stress and anxiety for your survivors and will ensure that your property is distributed according to your wishes.
At the Knee Law Firm, LLC, with offices in Hackensack, we bring more than six decades of estate planning experience to people across New Jersey. We are a small law firm that offers big law practice experience and resources. We place a premium on personal service and attention, taking the time to get to know you and understand the unique circumstances of your situation. When you work with us, you’ll always have ready access to one of our attorneys, and we’ll strive to answer all your calls and e-mails in a timely manner.
Our Estate Planning Practice
When you hire us to help you craft and execute an effective estate plan, we’ll start the process by learning as much as we can about you—about your financial situation and your estate planning objectives. We’ll carefully explain the different strategies to you, including the preparation of dispositive documents, the re-titling of assets to avoid probate, and the use of lifetime gifts.
Once you’ve decided which approach best fits your needs and goals, we’ll prepare and execute the documents required to put your plan in place, including:
- Simple or complex wills
- Trusts, if appropriate
- Powers of attorney
- Living wills and health care proxies
- Special needs planning — We can help you plan your estate to protect a family member with special needs, so that estate assets aren’t dissipated to pay for any specialized care
During the estate planning process, we’ll look closely at the potential tax ramifications of the different strategies, so that you can use appropriate tax planning strategies to manage the potential tax liability of your estate.
We can also help you use other tools to ease the transfer of your estate and minimize tax consequences, including the use of charitable foundations, life insurance trusts, family limited partnerships and qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs).