No matter if you are getting married, having a baby, retiring, facing a new diagnosis, or simply thinking about getting your affairs in order, we can help you plan for your family’s future after you pass away. You are never too young or too old to think about how to manage your estate after your death.
Without an estate plan in place, you may worry about what will happen to your children, how your family will continue to make ends meet, and what will happen to your assets if something happens to you. An estate planning lawyer in Gloucester Township, NJ can give you peace of mind by helping you craft the perfect estate plan to meet your family’s individual needs.
At Bratton Law, we know these conversations are not easy or enjoyable, but they are important. We have attorneys, social workers, and even a registered nurse ready to listen to your needs and concerns and design an estate plan especially for your family.
Call us today at 856-857-6007 to learn more.
An Estate Plan Lets You Provide for Your Minor Children
One of the main concerns parents who come to us have is how we can help them take care of their minor children if something happens to both of them at once. Without an estate plan in place, a judge will decide who will care for your children if something happens to you before they turn 18. The judge will decide who makes decisions about their education, medical care, and upbringing.
A stranger in a courtroom who does not know your children will determine who provides their day-to-day care, and who oversees the financial support they receive. While the judge will do everything in her power to rule in the best interest of your children, her decision may be very different than the choices you would make.
This is one reason a will and estate plan are so important to young families. It is the only way to ensure the guardians and fiduciaries you trust are the ones to care for your child or children if you cannot.
Like you, we want to ensure there is a plan in place for your children if something happens to you. We can talk you through the process of identifying and confirming potential guardians to care for your children and fiduciaries to ensure their financial wellbeing.
We create the legal documents that determine exactly what would happen to your children in the hours, weeks, and years after the untimely death of you and their other parent. Our team of attorneys, social workers, and a registered nurse can approach this difficult topic with compassion and make it easier to make these tough decisions.
Designing the Best Estate Plan for You and Your Family
New Jersey has complex estate and probate laws that make it difficult to write a will on your own, without guidance from an attorney. Using an online service may help, but you will not get the personalized guidance and support of an experienced attorney walking you through the process like you would with our team.
Because estate litigation happens more often than most people realize, it is important that your will and other related documents follow all laws and conventions in Gloucester Township and the State. This helps avoid probate when possible and ensures it will hold up in court if necessary. When we work with you on your estate plan, we can give your family members the best possible chance of smooth estate administration when the time comes.
Other Estate Planning Services Available from Bratton Law
Once we understand your estate planning needs, we can recommend the services and documents necessary to put your plan in place. Based on our conversations, we can prioritize your needs and take care of your family’s future after your death. We can preserve as many assets as possible for your loved ones, and provide for your minor children, special needs adult children, or other beloved family members.
Some of the most popular estate planning services we provide include:
- Retirement planning
- Powers of attorney, including healthcare powers of attorney
- High net worth estate planning
- Tax planning
- Asset protection
- Life care planning
Let the Knowledgeable Professionals from Bratton Law Help
The Bratton Law team of estate planning lawyers, social workers, and a registered nurse has a unique approach to writing a will and designing other estate planning documents. Our compassionate approach to learning about your priorities, preferences, and needs allows us to make these tough conversations easier. We not only reduce the stress you experience while creating your estate plan but also give you a peace of mind for the future, as well.
When there is not a will or other estate plan in place, there is a much greater chance that a feud erupts between potential heirs. Even in cases where people are certain their family members will not get into a dispute over assets, conflicts happen. While having a will does not guarantee there will not be squabbles, it greatly reduces the risk of litigation.
We can design a comprehensive estate plan and write the related documents to ensure you have complete control of what happens to your assets and minor children if you become incapacitated or pass away. We will also work with you through every phase of your life, keeping your plan up-to-date and ensuring it continues to meet your family’s needs.
Contact Us for Comprehensive Estate Planning Services in Gloucester Township
At Bratton Law, we will guide you through the estate plan creation process, discussing sensitive topics in a compassionate way and providing caring support every step of the way. We can give you peace of mind about your family’s future by building your estate plan according to your personal priorities and unique needs.
Call our office today at 856-857-6007 or use our online contact form to schedule your estate planning consultation.