Estate Planning

Leave a Legacy of Love and Security

You have worked hard to build up your estate over the years. The last thing you want to happen is to have a large portion of it lost to taxes, legal expenses, or other issues after you are gone. Having a good estate plan in place is critical for making sure your estate is protected today, and that it is handled according to your wishes when you are gone.

No matter the size of your estate, there are things that can be done to help protect it and your loved ones. For some people, this means having a simple will written up. For others, the estate planning process can be much more complex. No matter your situation, our team has the experience needed to help you every step of the way. Take some time to learn more about estate planning, and how we can help, by reading this page. If you have any questions, please contact us to discuss your options or get your estate plan started right away.

Asset Protection
Asset protection is at the core of estate planning. It is about protecting ourselves from losses due to divorce, taxes, bankruptcy, lawsuits, disability, nursing homes, and many other threats found in life. Powerful estate planning instruments such as trusts can help protect assets from creditors in life and after death. The Matus Law Group will help you identify the risks you face and strategically plan to how best to protect your financial, real estate and other assets through an asset protection plan.

Probate
We apply our knowledge of New Jersey probate laws to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. The Matus Law Group assists executors in all steps of the process, and helps ensure responsibilities are met. If disputes arise between beneficiaries, we represent your interests. Allow our law firm to take the frustration and stress out of settling an estate during this emotional time.

Trusts
Trusts are powerful estate planning tools that serve to protect the property and assets in your estate. We create trusts to keep your financial holdings private, control inheritances, protect assets from creditors and lawsuits, reduce estate taxes, and avoid probate. We establish Special Needs Trusts to ensure disabled children and adults have access to lifelong assets. The Matus Law Group custom tailors trusts to reflect your needs and goals, with specific instructions about how you want your assets to be handled and distributed.

Wills
Everyone needs a Last Will and Testament. Your will is a legal document that names your executor and beneficiaries of your estate, and specifies how essential details of your estate are to be handled. Your will may call for setting up a special needs trust, or designate your choice of guardian of minor children. Without a valid will, your assets and property become subject to New Jersey probate court as to how your estate is handled.

Let Us Help You Start or Modify Your Estate Plan
If you would like to learn more about estate planning, or you want to get your estate plan started or updated, please get in touch with us right away. Our team is ready to assist you throughout the process so you can rest comfortably knowing your affairs are in order should something happen. Click Here to use our convenient online contact form, or you can give us a call at 732-281-0060. We look forward to hearing from you soon.