Helping your family plan for the future
Our attorneys possess in-depth knowledge and experience about all aspects of estate planning and can help you with:
- Creating an estate plan
- Drafting simple and complex wills
- Establishing credit shelter trusts
- Drafting disclaimer trusts
- Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
- Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
- Guardianship and conservatorship
- Durable Powers of attorney, health care proxies and advance health care directives
Creating the best estate plan
The lawyers at Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC will review your family arrangements, financial situation and philosophical goals to advise you on the best approach to planning your estate. We thoroughly analyze your objectives and strategize the best means of:
- Transferring your assets
- Minimizing taxes
- Establishing guardianship for your minor children
- Supporting personal philanthropic causes
- Protecting your loved ones
Writing your Last Will and Testament
A Will provides you with the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your loved ones and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A Will is especially necessary if you intend to leave property to somebody besides a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, friend or charity. If you die without a Will, state statutes determine how your property is distributed and a court may determine who cares for your minor children and even what happens to your beloved pet – decisions that might not reflect your desires. Our attorney can draft an estate plan that ensures your intentions are honored.
Establishing a trust
Our attorney will evaluate whether specific legal tools can benefit your estate and discuss your many options, including living trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, credit shelter trusts, special needs trusts, disclaimer trusts and qualified personal residence trusts all of which may benefit your family or save taxes.
If you have been named as an Executor or Trustee, you may have many questions as to the administration of the Estate. We can assist in this important task by managing the estate or providing post-mortem planning to reduce estate taxes. In addition, the law office is available to represent the Executor or beneficiaries in Probate Litigation.
Choosing a guardian for your child
When devising your estate plan, the care of your children is likely your foremost concern. Our lawyers will advise you on making crucial decisions about the financial support, protection and well-being of your children — including naming a guardian who will raise your children according to your parental philosophies.
Please call the attorneys at Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC at (201) 549-8737 orEmail our Attorney to schedule an appointment for a consultation.