Ensuring That Your Final Wishes Are Carried Out

A will can do many things. A will can provide for the distribution of your assets to your loved ones. It can name a guardian for your minor children in the event of your untimely death. A will can give you peace of mind and the satisfaction that you have taken the necessary steps to protect your family.

At Mariano & Coiro, P.C., we provide a complete range of estate law services to people in Central New Jersey. We prepare wills, living wills and powers of attorney. We create trusts for specialized purposes which protect our clients' assets and enable them to provide for their families. Our firm also provides efficient and cost-effective probate administration services.

For an analysis of your needs, contact our firm.

The Building Blocks of an Estate Plan

At a minimum, each adult person should have the following documents in place, collectively known as the "estate pyramid":

Will — Defines how you want your assets and money distributed after your death, as well as who will be in charge of your estate's distribution. It can also name a guardian for your minor children, and a trustee to hold and manage the money and property distributed in your will.

Living will and medical directive — Designates a person responsible for implementing your wishes regarding medical treatment, if you are ever unable to make such choices for yourself. This is particularly important with respect to which extraordinary measures you do or do not want to be taken to prolong your life.

Power of attorney — Names someone who can make financial decisions for you and otherwise manage your affairs, if you should ever be unable to do so.

Attorney Joseph W. Coiro can discuss your personal financial situation, your family and your goals with you. For a reasonable and affordable fee, Mr. Coiro can create the estate planning documents which can communicate your wishes and achieve your goals. A marriage, the arrival of a new child or a divorce should cause you to revisit these documents. As your life changes, Mr. Coiro can update them for you.

Mariano & Coiro, P.C., can also address other estate planning needs, such as the creation of a trust for minor children or grandchildren, charitable giving plans, a guardianship for an incompetent relative or other estate law matters.

Efficient and Cost-Effective Probate Services

Probate does not have to be a complicated or an expensive process. Mariano & Coiro, P.C., provides comprehensive probate and estate administration services on behalf of personal representatives and administrators. Our goal in your case will be to resolve all outstanding estate matters as quickly and efficiently as possible, so that the assets of the estate can be distributed according to the provisions of the will.

Contact an Estate Planning Attorney

To learn more about how we can help you, contact Mariano & Coiro, P.C.

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