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A will is more than just a document listing assets and beneficiaries – it is the documentation of your wishes for your estate and loved ones after death. Drafting your legacy can be complicated, but Rozin | Golinder Law, can help.
Our attorneys have over 95 years of combined experience with important estate planning matters, including wills. We understand how important it is to plan for the future, and we work alongside you to ensure that your will is created with intention and care. At Rozin | Golinder Law, we never cut corners. Our team gives each case the attention it deserves to create a custom-fit strategy that exceeds expectations.
When you are ready to speak to an attorney, contact our New Jersey will lawyers by calling (732) 810-0034.
Making a Will in NJ
A will is a document that gives clear instructions for handling your estate after their death. These documents enable you to designate assets for a specific purpose or beneficiary. In some cases, a person may leave a portion of their estate to charity as a donation or specific belongings or investments to loved ones. A will also identifies the executor, the person who oversees the enaction of the will to ensure that your wishes are carried out as provided in the will.
In addition to acting as a roadmap for the future of your estate, a will can make the division of property after death easier for your loved ones. Without a will, your asses will be distributed according to intestacy laws which give your property to your next of kin. While this provides a safety net for families who are left without a will to follow, you may not want your estate to go to specific individuals, or you may want to make special arrangements for particular assets.
To draft a will in NJ, you must be 18 or older and of sound mind. In other words, you must be able to think clearly and remain alert during the drafting and signing of your last will and testament. You must have a hard copy of the will, and while handwritten copies are acceptable, they are not recommended. It is best to submit a clear, concise, typed copy of the will.
The will must be signed in front of two witnesses who are required to sign the will within a reasonable time after your signing. You may have relatives or friends as witnesses, but it is better to have two objective and disinterested people who will not be beneficiaries of your estate.
You may revoke or change the will at any time by burning, tearing, or destroying the document or ordering someone else to do so. If you want to edit the will, you can draft a new one to replace the old will or pursue modification with the assistance of an attorney.
Face the Future with Confidence
Whether you are entering adulthood or in the twilight of life, there is no perfect time to make a will. Protecting your future does not have to wait, and creating one sooner rather than later gives you the chance to change the will as you grow and change over time.
These documents will be the last request to your loved ones, so it is important to craft them with care. Rozin | Golinder Law has the experience you need to create a will that accurately reflects your intentions after death. We provide clients with honest and upfront counsel so they can proceed with confidence.
Schedule a consultation with our New Jersey will lawyers and protect your legacy today.