Essex County, New Jersey, Estate and Life Planning Lawyer
A concern everyone experiences as they get older is, “What will become of all that I have accumulated in life?” You know which assets you would like to go to whom. But how can you be confident it will go to that person? What taxes will your heirs will have to pay when you die?
This is when you need an artful estate planning lawyer.
Estate planning at the Law Offices of Joanne M. Sarubbi, Esq., begins with a simple conversation. You describe your assets. You indicate where you want them to go. I listen. Together, we select the legal mechanisms that can best make your hopes come true: wills, trusts and charitable gift plans.
Skilled in Making the Right Things Happen After Death
I can help you set up strong and protective guardianships for minors or incapacitated loved ones. I also set up trusts and other entities to direct assets to individuals you wish to support financially.
Life planning may involve powers of attorney and creative health care directives that make clear what you want to happen when you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. My office has a special interest in estate and life planning for domestic partners. Call 973-671-1430 to discuss this.
Tax Knowledge + Legal Knowledge = Predictability
One of my skills is optimizing your tax situation as we plan your estate together. I have a Master’s in Taxation from Seton Hall University. Very few estate planning attorneys have this background in solving tax problems. It has been a valuable extra tool in my estate planning toolkit, saving clients thousands.
Estate taxes may not be a major concern at the moment. But laws change rapidly, and Congress may want to take a bigger bite in the years to come. I can help you anticipate and protect against such changes.
Serving Clients in Essex, Union and Morris Counties and Elsewhere
The purpose of estate planning is to maintain a degree of control over your assets even when you’re no longer around. But it serves an additional purpose — it provides you with peace of mind that you’ve taken care of business in a responsible and loving way.