New Jersey Wills and Estate Planning Lawyer
The laws governing probate and estate planning
are complex. Failure to adequately comply with
these laws can lead to costly litigation and loss
of estate assets. Competent legal advice is
needed in handling will preparation, probate,
and estate-related matters in New Jersey.
In probate and estate planning matters, we provide
assistance to our clients in arranging their affairs
to avoid estate and probate problems, and to maximize
the estate assets that pass to your heirs.
the Law Offices of Andrew J. Naideck, LLC provides legal
advice and representation in probate and estate planning areas including:
· Contested wills
· Living wills (New Jersey Instruction Directive)
· Medical powers of attorney (New Jersey Proxy Directive)
· Living trusts
· Probate administration
· Establishment of trusts
· Estate litigation
In accordance with the terms of an Advance
Directive (a Living Will), life-sustaining
treatment may be withheld or withdrawn from
a patient under specific circumstances.
A Living Will permits an individual to communicate,
in advance, the medical care decisions he or
she would make if rendered incapacitated.
There are two types of New Jersey Advanced Directives,
or Living Wills: An Instruction Directive and a Proxy
Directive. You may choose to create either one or both.
An Instructive Directive provides instructions and
directions regarding health care in the event that an
individual later lacks such decision-making capacity.
The second type, the Proxy Directive is similar
to a Power of Attorney because it appoints a “Health
Care Representative” to make health care decisions in
the event the individual subsequently loses the capacity
to make such decisions. However, if the individual is
subsequently found to possess adequate decision-making
capacity, the individual shall retain legal authority
to make health care decisions.
It is wise to consult with an Attorney in connection
with the preparation of Advance Heathcare Dircectives
to ensure that each individual’s desires are properly
expressed and followed.
To arrange a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Andrew J. Naideck, LLC.