Every family has their own needs, preferences, and priorities. Because of this, no one-size-fits-all estate planning strategy works for every family. Instead, we work closely with all our clients and their families to select only the services they need, and to create a plan that works well for them.
With an estate planning lawyer in Voorhees, NJ on your side, not only can you expect your will to stand up to all New Jersey estate laws, but we will also make it as easy as possible for your loved ones to administer after your death. At Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys, we will listen to what you want out of a comprehensive estate plan and create one that works for you.
If you have questions or are ready to make an appointment, you can reach one of our estate planning attorneys today at (856) 857-6007.
Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys Offers a Full List of Estate Planning Services
At Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys, we can help you put together a combination of estate planning services that will meet your family’s unique needs, both today and in the future. Whether you need help preserving assets, providing for special needs family members, or just ensuring your children receive the inheritance you intend them to, we offer services to meet your needs.
We manage all of the following:
- Creating a will that can withstand legal scrutiny if necessary
- Estate planning for high net worth estates
- Establishing and funding trusts
- Retirement planning
- Medicaid planning and asset protection
- Powers of attorney
- Comprehensive life care planning
Before we begin the planning process, we will get to know your family and help you navigate the tough conversations about your fears for the future. This allows us to ensure we address all your concerns and give you the peace of mind you need about what will happen to your family after your death.
Once we have a good idea of what your family wants and needs out of your personalized estate plan, our lawyers will go to work building your plan.
Estate Plan Ensures a Positive Future for Your Minor Children
If you have minor children or adult children with special needs, it is paramount that you consider their future if something happens to both of their parents. This conversation is difficult but choosing a guardian and fiduciaries for your children protects their best interests in the event a tragedy occurs.
If both you and your spouse became unable to care for your children — or if you both passed away — what would happen to your children? It is essential to consider both their immediate situation and their long-term care, and to discuss your plans with your family and friends who might play a role.
If you do not have a plan in place, a judge will likely make these decisions for you, leaving your children’s future up to a stranger. This single decision could affect every aspect of your child’s life, including their:
- Medical care
- Living situation
- Hobbies and recreational activities
- Financial situation
- Happiness and well-being
To avoid any potential hardships or issues later, we encourage all parents to choose a guardian and fiduciary for their children, and ensuring your preference is clear in your estate planning documents. In this way, you can continue to provide care to your family even if you pass away in a tragic accident or suffer a terminal illness.
As a part of this process, we will talk to you about your wishes, and help you take steps to make decisions about guardians and fiduciaries for your children if they become necessary. This includes:
- Helping you identify friends or family who might serve as guardians
- Discussing this role with them, and confirming their willingness
- Helping you understand the role of fiduciaries and identifying trustworthy options
- Creating the legal documents that will stand up in court and make these choices official
Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys’ Multidisciplinary Approach Makes Estate Planning Easy
At Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys, our estate planning team is more than just a law firm with attorneys and legal staff. We take a multidisciplinary approach to estate planning that allows us to get to know you better and more adequately meet your family’s unique needs.
Members of our team will meet with your family, and spend time getting to know what you want and need out of your estate plan. We can offer compassionate support and guidance and offer advice about how to get the most out of your estate plan.
While we believe everyone needs to make a will or comprehensive estate plan regardless of their health, marital status, or any other life factors, many clients seek our services after they have experienced a significant life event. These often include:
- Getting married
- Buying a home
- The birth of a child
- Adopting a child
- Getting custody of a child or grandchild
- Getting diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness
- Losing a parent or other loved one
- Other major life changes
No matter your situation, our team can meet you where you are and work to put a personalized estate plan in place that fits your needs.
Talk to an Estate Planning Lawyer in Voorhees, NJ
At Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys, we will treat you like a member of our family. We want to make the estate planning process as easy and comfortable for you as possible, addressing every concern and answering all your questions in a timely and compassionate way.
We will help you build a plan that meets all your needs, from preparing your will to assigning guardianship for your minor children. Our lawyers help you navigate the difficult choices and offer the support and guidance you need.
When you let us help you put an estate plan in place for your family, you do not merely receive an estate plan. You also get peace of mind about your family’s financial future. Call our office today at (856) 857-6007 to schedule a time to talk with a Voorhees estate planning attorney.