At the law office of Perrotta, Fraser & Forrester, LLC, we bring considerable experience to people in New Jersey with concerns about estate planning or probate administration. Michael J. Forrester, the attorney who handles our estate and trusts work, has more than 20 years of practice experience.
We understand the stress and anxiety you can feel when contemplating your own death or while grieving the loss of a loved one. We take a caring and compassionate approach but will aggressively protect your interests in all legal matters.
We will carefully review your financial situation and will explain the different strategies available to meet your estate planning goals, including the use of wills and trusts, the re-titling of assets to avoid probate, and lifetime gifts. Based on your unique situation, we will make recommendations regarding the most effective way to meet your objectives. Once you have determined the approach you wish to take, we will prepare and execute all the documents necessary to put your plan in place, including:
Powers of attorney
Living wills or medical powers of attorney/medical proxies
We can also assist you with tax and Medicaid planning so that you minimize the risk of loss in the value of your estate.
If you have been named an executor or administrator of an estate, or a trustee of the trust of a loved one, we can help you take the appropriate measures to meet your legal obligations and settle the estate or manage the trust. We will help you put together and submit a proper accounting of the assets of the estate, notify all creditors, and pay all final debts and taxes of the estate, including federal estate taxes, New Jersey estate taxes and New Jersey inheritance taxes.
We also represent parties in estate litigation, including situations with contested wills, undue influence, holographic wills or allegations of breach of fiduciary duty. We will represent either side in these matters.
For a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, contact us online or call our Clark office. Evening and weekend meetings can be set up at your request. We take credit cards in payment of services rendered.