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Estate Planning & Administration

To some, the most important consideration in preparing an estate plan is making sure that your property goes to your intended beneficiaries with the minimum tax effect. But it is also very important to avoid misunderstanding, hurt feelings and litigation. At Schiffman, Abraham, Kaufman & Ritter, P.C., we provide full service estate planning and probate administration services. Contact our estate administration and probate attorneys to schedule an appointment.

Estates, Trusts and Guardianships

Our estate planning team is led by Lorraine A. Abraham and Paul N. Ambrose. Our lawyers provide full service in every aspect of estate and trust work, including:

  • Estate plans
  • Wills
  • Guardianships
  • Living wills
  • Health plan directives
  • Durable family power of attorney
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Personal residence trusts
  • Grantor retained income trusts
  • Grantor retained use trusts
  • Grantor retained annuity trusts
  • "Crummy" trusts
  • Living trusts

Our estate planning attorneys can eliminate, to the extent possible, any grounds for meritorious claims or litigation. You can therefore rest assured in the validity, effectiveness and safety of your estate plan.

Estate Administration - Trust Administration

We also offer a full range of service in the administration of trusts and estates. Our highly experienced legal assistants will work with you and a lawyer to handle every aspect of the administration of an estate or trust from start to finish, including:

  • Obtaining appointment as administrator or executor
  • Establishing and maintaining estate bank accounts
  • Filing all required notices
  • Collecting assets, asset appraisal, and liquidation when needed
  • Paying debts
  • Filing estate taxes
  • Distributing assets

Our attorneys ensure strict compliance with all legal requirements through the estate administration and trust administration process. When estate litigation does arise, we utilize our extensive experience to reach a resolution to the matter so that your family is able to move on.

Contact Us

No matter what you need, from a will to a durable family power of attorney, to representation during the administration of an estate, we are here to help. Contact our New Jersey estate planning lawyers to experience our attentive, responsive service, as well as our skilled, knowledgeable representation. We look forward to serving your needs in this very important area of our practice.

Schiffman, Abraham, Kaufman & Ritter, P.C., located in Hackensack, New Jersey, serves clients throughout North Jersey and the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area, including the communities of Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Passaic County, and Morris County.

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We are more than just a winning team. Our firm’s success is due to the combination of experience, knowledge and high-quality representation with an attentive, concerned approach to our long term clients and friends. Whether you need an experienced business counsel, a civil litigation attorney, a real estate attorney, a family law practitioner or an estate and trust specialist, we look forward to serving your needs.

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