Although many people do not like to think about estate planning issues, it is important to plan for your future, determine your wishes, and execute the right documents to formalize your wishes in the event you pass away or are incapacitated. Consulting a Toms River estate planning attorney is an important step for everyone –not merely the wealthy or those near death.
For example, who would manage your affairs or make medical decisions if you were unable? Who would receive your estate when you pass away? Who would care for your minor children? Do you want to be kept on life support if your doctor determines that recovery is not a medical reality? Our Toms River attorneys at the Law Offices of Apicelli, Costanzo & Russom can help you.
Generally speaking, most people should have a minimum of three documents in their estate plan. These three documents are a will, a power of attorney, and a living will. Some people may even benefit from trusts or more advanced estate plans. Our Toms River lawyers can help you choose which documents are best for you, draft them for you, and ensure they are properly witnessed and notarized to minimize the potential for future legal disputes.