No one likes to think about the end of their life. Unfortunately, without some basic planning tools, the assets you've worked a lifetime to acquire may be cannibalized by taxes and probate costs, and family heirlooms may pass to the incorrect person.
At R.C. Shea & Associates, Counsellors at Law, we help clients throughout New Jersey develop estate plans that preserve their assets, protect their families and pass wealth to the next generation in the most cost-effective manner possible.
Our lawyers are highly experienced in estate planning. We have the skills to handle everything from simple estate plans to complex estates that involve sophisticated asset preservation and tax-reduction vehicles.
We also guide personal representatives, or executors, through the probate and estate administration process.
Creating Comprehensive Estate Plans
While wills are important, they are one small piece of the estate planning process. Depending on your circumstances, you may need other important life documents to achieve your goals. Common estate planning tools include:
- Living Wills, or Health Care Directives
- Durable Power of Attorneys
Our attorneys will sit down with you, discuss your goals, review your finances and gain an understanding of your family's dynamics. We will then tailor an estate plan that fits your individual needs.
We also help clients plan for retirement and their elder years. Our lawyers address issues such as retirement management, nursing home selection and Medicaid planning.
Protection During Estate Litigation
It is not uncommon for disputes to erupt during the administration of an estate or trust. At R.C. Shea & Associates, our attorneys have a hard-earned track record of success in court. We are effective litigators and firm negotiators. We will protect your financial interests and shield you from liability during estate litigation.
Get Started; Contact Us Today
For more than 35 years, we have helped generations of families throughout New Jersey achieve their long-term financial and care goals through estate planning. We can help you. Call us today at 800-556-SHEA (7432), call our Toms River office at 732-505-1212, call us in Manchester at (732)408-WILL (9455) or in Brick at (732)451-0800 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.