Estate & Probate Litigation
Cohn Lifland is proud to be a legal resource to the people of New Jersey regarding estate law and estate & probate litigation matters. When it comes to wills, trusts, power of attorneys, health care directives, probate law, and many other matters, our firm serves families with quality legal advice and representation that eases the stress of estate planning and protects the rights of our clients. If your family is having legal issues regarding any estate law matters, our firm can represent you to protect your interests. We have decades of experience with estate law and offer our clients the knowledge and skill gained in that time. If you need our advice or guidance through estate law, don’t hesitate to call Cohn Lifland today.
Estate planning is a very important step in one’s life. Through a will, you can establish how your estate will be divided. Without a will, important decisions about how to distribute assets may be left to a court.
Regardless of the size of your assets, there are many issues we must decide about estate management. Unfortunately, many people don’t think about the future, leaving loved ones behind with legal issues regarding estates and assets. Estate planning is something you do for your family. Though it may be difficult to consider, estate planning is in the best interests of everyone.
Wills and trusts are documents that allow everyone to set forth how their estate will be managed. When someone dies without a will, the assets may be distributed by a court according to legislative guidelines, not the wishes of the deceased. A trust is a good way to make assets available for beneficiaries and may help those who would benefit avoid the effects of a taxable estate.
When someone dies, wills, trusts, and other testamentary instruments may be contested for their validity. Often they are contested because of undue influence in their creation, the lack of capacity by the will signer, forgery or alteration. Estate and probate litigation requires the knowledge and skill of an experienced attorney.