Estate Planning, Probate And Elder Law In Passaic County
When it comes to drafting a New Jersey estate plan or making arrangements for the care of elders, too many individuals and families don’t take the time to think things through in advance. This is not only a missed opportunity to plan effectively; it can also cause problems down the road.
Sometimes, this happens because people think they can do it themselves, simply by downloading a form from the Internet. Other times it’s because they kept putting it off — until it was too late.
Our advice to you is clear. It’s important to work with an experienced attorney who can help you plan strategically and follow through on the necessary legal formalities for putting those plans into practice.
Wayne, New Jersey, Estate, Probate And Elder Law Attorneys
At Puccio & Fiorello LLC, we take the time to help our clients comprehensively understand the issues involved in estate planning, probate and elder care issues. We do not only explain which forms and documents may be needed. Based on what you tell us about your specific goals and needs, we will help you create a comprehensive estate plan to implement them. Our Passaic County estate attorneys are able to work with cases involving:
- Last wills and testaments
- Living wills, advance health care directives and health care proxies
- Durable powers of attorney
- All types of trusts
- Health care representative appointment
- Medicaid planning
- Guardianship appointment
- Advising executors and administrators
- Asset value determination and distribution
- Advising on tax planning issues, bills and creditors
- Probate litigation (including will contests and trust disputes)
In probate and estate administration cases, we can prepare the accounting required by the courts and any necessary distribution documents. We can also assist with issues of real estate appraisal and retaining accountants.
Our goal is to anticipate any issue that might arise once you or a loved one is deceased and minimize the time, expense and emotion your family has to face during the probate process or during litigation.
What do you do when a close family member has substantial assets but needs to move into an expensive care facility that is likely to exhaust those assets quite soon?
Our firm is experienced at working with families to identify the funding options. This may mean spending down assets in order to qualify for Medicaid or other government benefits. In other cases, it may mean making use of long-term care insurance, annuities or other funding mechanisms. We have the knowledge and skill to guide you toward the solution that makes the most sense for you.