Riverdale, New Jersey Elder Law Blog

Should you contest a will for undue influence?

Following the death of your loved one in New Jersey, you may have questions surrounding the final will and testament left behind. Particularly, if you have evidence that the testator experienced manipulation, you may feel that the true intent of the will does not...

Picking the right executor

One of the most important aspects of planning your estate is finding the right person to act as your executor. This person will oversee the closure of your estate and make sure your end-of-life wishes receive proper attention. Because closing an estate requires a...

Do young people need estate planning?

You may think estate planning is for wealthy or older people. However, even with limited assets, young people need to prepare for unexpected events, too. Regardless of your net worth, you want a plan in place to protect the people close to you. An organized estate...

Keeping your estate plan in working order

Having an estate plan can give you confidence and reassurance about your future. Documenting all of your affairs and providing specific instructions regarding the use of personal assets can also give surviving family members comfort and guidance after your death....

What are the two types of living trust?

You may know what a last will and testament are, but do you know what living trusts are? While everybody should have a last will and testament, many Americans find that adding living trusts to their estate helps create a more nuanced plan. Living trusts offer many...

3 initial steps involved in probate

Probate is the process of handling your estate after you die. Many people have negative feelings about it because of the time it can take and the expense involved. However, probate does not have to be an ordeal. The process is a little different in every state, and...

What should you know about disinheriting your spouse?

When one partner in marriage holds the majority of the assets, it can create fear in the other. They may fear that in the event of their partner's death, they may end up left with virtually nothing, which can make surviving in the aftermath exceedingly difficult. But...