New Jersey Wills Lawyer
We Help Clients Set Up Customized Wills in New Jersey
At Scott Counsel, P.C., our New Jersey wills attorneys are diligent and solutions-driven advocates for people and families. With a true dedication to personalized estate planning representation, we help people set up customized wills that work best for them and their families. If you have any questions about wills in New Jersey, we are here to help. For a fully confidential initial consultation with a New Jersey wills attorney, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
Every Adult in New Jersey Should Have a Will
You would probably have to look pretty hard to find an adult who doesn’t at least understand the very basic concept of a will. In the simplest terms, a will is something people use to make their wishes known and carry those wishes out after death. Granted, life isn’t always (or ever) perfect, so things sometimes don’t work out the way we may hope when we initially create our will. Still, a will is a core estate planning document. Every adult in New Jersey needs a valid will. It is the basis of a comprehensive estate plan. Among other things, a will allow you to:
- Appoint an executor to oversee your estate;
- Maintain control over your property and assets—deciding who gets what;
- Appoint a guardian for minor children;
- Provide guidance for funeral & burial arrangements; and
- Reduce the likelihood of conflict between your loved ones.
How to Create a Valid Will in New Jersey
In order to create a legally valid will in New Jersey, there are some certain basic requirements that you must satisfy. New Jersey law explicitly highlights the following three requirements:
- The creator of the will must be at least 18 years of age (minors cannot create wills);
- The creator of the will must be of sound minor (only competent adults can create wills); and
- The will must be in writing (New Jersey does not enforce oral wills).
To ensure that your will is legally valid and properly-interpreted, it should be drafted by an experienced New Jersey estate planning lawyer. An attorney can help you draft a will that protects yourself and your family while effectively achieving your objectives.
A New Jersey Estate Planning Attorney Can Answer Your Questions About Wills
Even if someone knows the most basic functions of a will, however, it is possible to still be filled to the brim with questions. Or, perhaps they just need a quick refresher on things if it’s been a while. Regardless, questions are why we are here, and we are glad that you are here too. Our focus now, is to show you not only some of the things that you can use a will for, but also those things for which you should not use a will.
Most of the time, people will make use of a will to make their last wishes known, as we said above, but you might have questions about what a will can be used for beyond simply that, questions such as:
- Can I name an executor for my estate in the will?
- Can a guardian for my children be specified in a will?
- If I have a living trust, do I still need a will too?
- What is the difference between a will and a living trust?
- Can I make provisions for my pet in my will?
- Am I able to leave instructions for final arrangements in a will?
- Is notarization required for a will in my state?
- What are the legal requirements for creating a will in my state?
While that seems like a lot of questions, and it is, you’ll be able to find all of the answers to them here. With this site, you will find questions (and answers) organized neatly by topic, and wills are simply one of many. There are a lot of topics and a variety of questions, and we’ve streamlined this whole process to make it easier for you to find the answers that you need without having to jump through a lot of different hoops to get there. You have enough to deal with now without adding any unnecessary confusion into the mix as well.
You Can Rely on the New Jersey Will Planning Lawyers at Scott Counsel
Estate planning is complicated—especially when it comes to wills. At Scott Counsel, P.C., we take pride in being able to provide you with answers quickly, but if you’re still confused or still have questions, we will always welcome you, and you can rest assured that we will not rest until you are satisfied. When you reach out to our New Jersey law office, you will have an opportunity to consult with a New Jersey wills attorney who can:
- Listen to your story and answer your questions about wills;
- Help you draft a customized will that best achieves your goals; and
- Make sure that your full estate plan properly protects you and your family.
We know that when you’re here it’s because you’ve got a lot on your plate. We also know that not many people like having to go to or talk with lawyers. That’s why we strive every day to provide you with the best possible service, not only that you need, but that you deserve. Knowing that we’ve helped make a tough time in your life a little bit easier helps encourage us to strive to continually be better, and that’s better for everyone.
Schedule a Confidential Consultation With a New Jersey Wills Attorney
At Scott Counsel, P.C., our New Jersey will planning lawyers are standing by, ready to help you set up a will that works best for your unique situation. If you have questions about drafting or revising a will, we are more than happy to help. Give us a call at (856) 281-3131 or contact us online for a fully private consultation. With legal offices in Cherry Hill, Princeton, Hammonton, Mullica Hills, and Moorestown, we handle wills, trusts, and other estate planning matters throughout New Jersey.
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