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:
  • Wills
  • 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In accordance with the terms of an Advance Directive (a Living Will), life-sustaining treatment may be withheld or withdrawn from a patient under specific circumstances.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.