Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Law

Monmouth County, NJ, Estate Planning Attorney

The Law Office of Joseph C. Jasaitis offers experienced legal counsel for estate planning, probate and estate administration throughout New Jersey, particularly in the Monmouth and Ocean County areas of the Jersey Shore.

While nobody wants to think about death or disability, establishing an estate plan is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones.  Proper estate planning not only puts you in charge of your finances, it can also spare your loved ones the expense, delay and frustration associated with managing your affairs when you pass away or become disabled.

We provide a full range of estate planning services, including preparation of all necessary documents, such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies, and related documents. We can help you organize your wills, insurance, property and trusts so as to carry out your wishes while minimizing taxes and protecting your assets. We also handle, or can assist with, the probate process, which depending upon certain factors, may not even be necessary.

Creating an estate plan can ease these common concerns:

1. What will happen to my home and assets if I become incapacitated?

2. Is my estate large enough to require estate planning?

3. Do my current documents name backups in case something happens to the people I named to take care of my affairs?

4.  What if my spouse/partner and I are in a joint accident?

5.  Who will look after my minor children or my disabled adult child?

6.  How can I keep a particular child (or in-law) from causing problems?

7.  Who will make medical decisions for me if I can’t?

8.  What if my spouse/partner and my children disagree on my treatment?

9.  What are my rights as a second spouse versus my step-children?