Why Is It Important To Have A Will In New Jersey?

Everybody's heard of a will, but, surprisingly, many people don't think they need one. A will serves as the foundation of your estate planning strategy.

By creating a will, you can:

  • Outline how your assets will be passed on to your heirs
  • Determine how a family trust is to be administered
  • Leave assets to favorite charities
  • Minimize or eliminate estate taxes on your surviving spouse and children
  • Protect assets from probate court decisions
  • Make specific bequests of personal property to relatives and friends

At the law firm of Morris, Downing & Sherred, we have more than 100 years of experience crafting personalized wills. We can create a will that works for you.

Learn More About Wills

Are wills for everyone? In short, yes. Despite New Jersey laws that specify that all estate assets automatically pass to surviving family members if no will exists, you will lose control over the amount of assets and the key family members you want to include or exclude.

We offer a full range of services for wills, including:

Contact us to discuss your estate planning needs. Even if you have a will in place, there may be some legal considerations for making changes to help you minimize estate taxes or avoid probate.

Professional, Personalized Services

From our offices in Newton, New Jersey, we provide a full range of estate planning and probate law services for individuals and families throughout Sussex County, Morris County, and the greater northern New Jersey region.

Experience. Dedication. Results.
Contact Morris, Downing & Sherred Today

The right estate planning lawyer will make a difference. Contact us by email today or call our offices in Newton at 973-383-2700 to learn more.