There is no one-size-fits-all solution to estate planning. Your strategy is as unique as your preferences and priorities. This is why Bratton Law works hand-in-hand with your family to choose services and create a plan that best fits your current and future needs. We will also ensure your plan will adhere to all New Jersey estate laws, making the administration of your estate as quick and straightforward as possible.
An estate planning lawyer in Egg Harbor Township, NJ can help you understand the importance of a comprehensive estate plan and create one that works for you and your family. We will listen carefully to your family’s needs and desires and use them to design a plan that addresses your concerns.
If you have questions or are ready to get started, call us at 856-857-6007.
Bratton Law’s Full Menu of New Jersey Estate Planning Services
At Bratton Law, we will put together a combination of estate planning services to help you meet your family’s unique needs. We can help you preserve assets, provide for your surviving spouse and children, or even help you continue to provide care for a loved one with special needs. No matter your preference or priority, we can create a plan that will offer you peace of mind of knowing it is taken care of.
Some of the most popular estate planning services we provide include:
- Writing wills that stand up to scrutiny
- High net worth estate planning
- Establishing trusts
- Retirement planning
- Medicaid planning and asset protection
- Powers of attorney
- Lifecare planning
Throughout the process of creating your personalized estate plan, our team will provide support and encouragement. The social worker handling your case can give guidance and help you navigate the tough conversations, and our lawyers will put a plan in place that meets your preferences and priorities.
An Estate Plan Protects the Future of Your Minor Children
It is one of the most uncomfortable conversations you will ever have, but it is essential to have a plan in place in the event something happens to you and your child’s other parent. As a part of the estate planning process, we will discuss the importance of this step, and walk you through choosing a guardian and fiduciaries.
Consider What Happens If You Do Not Have a Plan
If you do not have a plan in place and something happens to both you and your spouse, a judge will make the decisions about your children’s future. A stranger who knows little about your children, your family, or the way you hope to raise your children will choose someone to make decisions that affect their:
- Medical care
- Living situation
- Financial situation
- Overall well-being
Leaving so many aspects of your child’s future up to a stranger is not what most parents want. Luckily, we can help you choose the best guardian and fiduciary for your children, giving you control of who would raise them if you passed away.
Let Us Help You Safeguard Your Children in Your Estate Plan
We can walk with you and your spouse, helping you create a plan for what would happen to your children if you both died or became incapacitated. As a part of this process, we can:
- Help you identify and confirm friends or family who will serve as guardians
- Help you understand the role of fiduciaries and assign this role
- Create the legal documents to make these choices official
We hope you never need to use this part of your estate planning, but it is vital to have it in place just in case something happens. Having this type of plan and feeling confident your children have someone to take care of them should offer peace of mind.
Bratton Law’s Team Gets to Know Your Family’s Unique Needs
At Bratton Law, we have an estate planning team that consists of:
- Estate planning attorneys;
- Social workers; and
- A registered nurse
Having a multidisciplinary team allows us to approach even the most difficult topics with compassion and knowledge. We meet with your family and spend time with you, getting to know you and learning more about your preferences, priorities, and any special requests or unique needs. We create a plan that accomplishes your needs — and more.
By connecting with our clients and their families on a deep level before we even begin the planning process, we can:
- Reduce stress associated with estate planning
- Help you make decisions today about your family’s financial future
- Safeguard your family’s best interests even after you pass away
- Design an estate plan that meets your preferences and unique needs
- Make it easy to keep your estate plan up-to-date
- Give you peace of mind for the future
The Best Time for Estate Planning
If you do not have an estate plan, the best time to act is now. However, some specific life events trigger people to consider making a will or comprehensive plan. Some of the most common include:
- Getting married
- Buying a home
- Finding out you are having a child
- The birth of your child
- Adopting a child
- Getting custody of a grandchild
- Learning you have a terminal illness
- Losing a parent or other loved one
- Other major life changes
Contact Us for Egg Harbor Township, NJ Estate Planning Services
At Bratton Law, we want to meet and exceed your family’s estate planning needs. We will address all your concerns and answer any questions you may have. We will not only help you prepare a will or put plans in place for your minor children, but we can also help you make tough choices and discuss sensitive topics that may be too hard to talk about without compassionate support and guidance.
We want to give your family not only an estate plan, but also peace of mind about your family’s financial future after you are gone. Call our team at 856-857-6007 to schedule a time to talk with an Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey estate planning lawyer about your family’s unique needs.