Estate Planning and Estate Administration

Estate Planning
 
The Law Office of Alyssa B. Greenberg, Esq. LLC specializes in estate planning with an emphasis on minimizing estate and income taxes. While prudent investing and investment management can help you attain personal wealth, changes in the tax law may expose your estate to liability that an experienced estate planning attorney can help you to minimize or avoid. Ms. Greenberg works with her clients to develop estate plans and asset protection strategies that help to limit potential estate taxes and liabilities.
 
Ms. Greenberg may employ the following estate planning techniques to assist her clients:
  • Drafting of wills and trusts that maximize the use of the estate tax unified credit and marital deduction. 
  • Preparing lifetime and testamentary charitable trusts, personal residence trusts, GRATs, family limited partnerships and life insurance trusts. 
  • Assisting clients in business succession planning.
As a new mother, Ms. Greenberg also understands the needs of her clients to ensure that their loved ones are provided for in the event of death or incapacity. She works with clients to create wills and living trusts, healthcare and financial directives, including medical powers of attorney, living wills and financial powers of attorney.
 
Estate Administration 
 

Generally, the estate administration process involves collecting a decedent’s assets, liquidating liabilities, paying necessary taxes, and distributing property to those entitled to a share of the estate. The court system must first validate that the will is authentic and properly executed, and then additional steps are required to complete the probate process. Issues that Ms. Greenberg often addresses with her clients include:

  • Appointing a personal representative.
  • Applying state law to determine the decedent's heirs.
  • Notifying heirs and creditors.
  • Inventorying the decedent's property.
  • Paying valid claims of creditors and the expenses of administration.
  • Transferring title to real property and other titled property.
Estate administration can be a challenging task. For those with questions or concerns regarding the administration process, it is often best to speak with an experienced attorney who knows the law and understands your state’s probate system. Ms. Greenberg handles estate and trust administration in New Jersey and New York, including the probate of wills and the administration of intestate estates. She also represents clients in will contests and estate disputes.

Ms. Greenberg understands that you are seeking legal assistance at a very difficult time. Compassion and empathy are the foundations of Ms. Greenberg’s estate administration and probate settlement practice. Her role is to assist you with the probate process in a caring and professional manner. If you have questions concerning the estate administration process, it is often best to speak with a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney who specializes in your state’s law and understands the probate system. Please do not hesitate to contact Alyssa B. Greenberg at (973) 252-1850 or e-mail her at
agreenberg@abgreenberglaw.com.
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