E.A. Goodman Law, LLC provides comprehensive estate planning services to clients throughout Union County, New Jersey. Whether you need assistance preparing a will to protect your new family, planning for long-term care, providing for a loved one with special needs, or preserving your legacy for future generations, we will provide you with compassionate representation and dependable service.
Well-versed in the applicable trusts and estates laws, we represent clients from all walks of life — individuals, couples, LGBTQ families, and business owners. Regardless of your financial status or family circumstances, having a well-designed estate plan is the best way to prepare for the expected and the unexpected.
When you consult with us, we will take the time to learn about your life and tailor an estate plan to your unique needs and objectives. Above all, we will always work in your best interests and help you plan your financial future. Contact our Morristown office today to schedule a consultation.
Union County, New Jersey Estate Planning Attorney
At E.A. Goodman Law, we provide trustworthy advice and counsel to clients on estate planning matters such as :
- Planning for children
- Incapacity planning
- Special needs planning
- Business succession planning
- Probate/estate administration
- Trust administration
- Elder law
While many clients only require a will-based plan, others may need to consider trusts to protect their assets, avoid probate, minimize estate taxes, or achieve other objectives. At a minimum, a well-conceived estate plan should include:
- Last Will and Testament (Will) — A will is the most basic estate planning document that establishes how your assets will be managed and distributed after you die, allows you to designate guardians to care for your minor children, and establish testamentary trusts for their benefit, and to plan funeral and burial arrangements.
- Durable power of attorney — This is a legal document in which you name an agent (typically a spouse, adult child, or close friend) to manage your personal and business affairs in the event you become temporarily or permanently incapacitated.
- Advance health care directive — Also referred to as a healthcare proxy, this document allows you to name a healthcare representative to make decisions about the medical care you should receive if you cannot communicate your preferences due to an incapacitating illness or injury.
These documents are a good place to start, but a comprehensive estate plan also includes helpful asset protection tools such as:
- Revocable living trust — A living trust, which takes ownership of your property but allows you to continue managing it during your lifetime, avoid probate, plan for incapacity, and minimize estate taxes
- Irrevocable trust — This type of trust cannot be modified or revoked and is designed to achieve objectives such as providing for a loved one with special needs, planning for long-term care, and protecting your assets from creditors and lawsuits.
By working with our experienced Union County estate planning attorneys, you will have comfort knowing that your assets and your loved ones will be protected.
Elder Law Attorney Serving Union County, New Jersey
The fact that people are living longer today allows them to enjoy more time with their families, but aging comes with physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Do I have sufficient retirement savings to provide for myself? Can I afford long-term care? Will my assets be protected?
Our elder law attorneys will help to address those concerns by providing you with trustworthy advice and informed guidance about:
- Asset protection planning
- Healthcare planning with advanced medical directives
- Incapacity planning
- Special needs trusts, conservatorships, guardianships
- Obtaining public benefits (e.g. Medicaid, SSI)
- Selecting the right, skilled nursing or assisted living facility
At E.A. Goodman Law, we understand the many challenges seniors and their families face and the difficult choices they must often make. Above all, we are here to help you plan ahead so that you can enjoy your golden years in comfort.
Why Choose E.A. Goodman Law?
There are many misconceptions about estate planning. Some believe they don’t need a plan because they are not married or don’t have children. Others think of estate planning in terms of retirement planning when there are many life transitions to navigate both before and after that day. At E.A. Goodman Law, we believe that estate planning is for everyone. Our trusts and estates attorneys will help you plan today so that you are prepared for tomorrow. By working with our dedicated legal team, you will have peace of mind knowing that your estate will be planned with care.
Contact Our Experienced Union County, New Jersey Estate Planning Attorney
At E.A. Goodman Law, LLC, we are here to help you navigate life’s transitions, protect your well-being, and provide for your loved ones. From asset protection to long-term care planning, from wealth preservation to charitable giving, we are the informed choice in estate planning and elder law. Contact our office today to set up a consultation.