Estate Planning Attorneys Serving in Lambertville

It only takes a moment for an accident or illness to turn a family upside down. While no one can prepare for tragedy, you can prepare your estate to ease the burden on your family in the event you should pass away. An estate planning attorney from Van Dyck Law Group serving Lambertville can help. 

Estate plans establish your wishes in the event you should die or are medically incapacitated. Your family will know how you want the situation handled with an estate plan in place. No matter what stage you are at in your life, it is never too early to start thinking about your estate plan. You can make changes as time passes. This will ensure your wishes are always up-to-date. 

Not only do estate plans provide instruction to your loved ones, but they also serve to protect your legacy. If you have assets or property, the last thing you want is for them to go through intestate succession or to be absorbed by taxes. Instead, you can establish beneficiaries, trusts, and other arrangements to ensure proper distribution. No matter what your plan should include, our attorneys are here to help. 

If you have questions or concerns about your family’s future and managing your assets, Van Dyck Law Group can help. Call (609) 293-2562 or contact us online to make a no-risk appointment and consultation today.

Estate Planning Lawyers Assisting Lambertville Residents With Estate Plans 

Lambertville, New Jersey is known as one of “America’s Quirkiest Towns.” In addition to a vibrant present and hopefully future, Lambertville has a rich history–particularly in relation to the American Revolution.

The area is brimming with an eclectic collection of residents, including artists, gardens, actors, and more. Known for its quaint downtown, residents, and visitors regularly frequent Lambertville Trading Company — the town’s coffee and gourmet shop — as well as the four-story People’s Store, which has been in business since 1832.

The Van Dyck Law Group helps Lambertville residents plan for the future–no matter what it may bring. If you are concerned about what may happen to your family, property, or assets, after you pass, an estate planning lawyer can explain your options and help you establish the plan that makes the most sense for your situation. We serve residents all over New Jersey, including Lambertville.

Our services include:

  • Last Will & Testament Creation
  • Trust Formation
  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Special Needs Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Long-term Care Planning
  • Medical Crisis Planning (Advanced Directives)
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Plan Reviews
  • Probate Assistance

Proudly Serving Our Clients in Hunterdon County

At the Van Dyck Law Group, we provide guidance to residents of Hunterdon County and beyond, helping them get their most crucial affairs in order. We understand how sensitive estate planning can be, which is why we will help you objectively strategize your plan based on New Jersey law. 

Our Hunterdon attorneys are well-versed in estate planning intricacies. Fiona Van Dyck, our managing attorney, is known as a leading practitioner of estate planning law and elder law for the state of New Jersey. She and her team are ready to advise you on your options, so you are prepared for all future outcomes. 

Preparing for the Unexpected in Hunterdon County 

Established in 1714, Hunterdon County is immersed in technology, life sciences, agribusiness, advanced manufacturing, business and finance, and corporate headquarters. Residents boast about the rural landscape, vibrant businesses, and educational opportunities.  

Known for “ensuring our quality of life now and for the future,” Hunterdon County is considered the safest county in America to raise a child. Only an hour from Philadelphia and an hour from New York City, Hunterdon County’s hundreds of preserved farmlands and ample acres of county parks make it easy to access rural solitude and urban amenities.   

Our estate planning attorneys recognize the challenges of planning for the unexpected, especially for residents of areas like Hunterdon County. Fortunately, we are prepared to explain your options and guide you through the planning process to ensure you and your family know what to expect, no matter the circumstances. 

Protect Your Assets With a New Jersey Estate Planning Lawyer 

The unexpected loss of a loved one is unthinkable. However, there is no way to know for sure how our lives will play out. It only takes a moment for an entire family to be turned upside down by loss or a sudden illness. As such, it is crucial to know how to protect your assets and loved ones.

While you have every right to draft your own will or trust using self-service resources, it is unlikely you will save any time, money, or stress taking on the task yourself. When you work with a qualified estate planning lawyer, they will not only have the knowledge and resources available to interpret laws regarding property rights, wills, probate, etc., but they will also ensure all filings are correct to avoid confusion or delays in the future. 

Remember that it is never too early to establish an estate plan. Whether you are just beginning your professional career, are starting a family, or have entered your golden years of retirement, it is vital to have a plan in place in the event of your passing. 

No matter what you want to establish with an estate plan, Van Dyck Law Group is prepared to help. We’ll review your most important priorities and ensure the plan you set in place makes those goals achievable. We will also ensure your estate plan is kept current in case your wishes change as the years pass.  

Estates, Wills, Trusts, and More 

If you’ve never encountered estate planning terminology before, the process can seem intimidating. Fortunately, we are here to help. 

No matter what questions you have regarding the estate planning process, wills, probate, etc., Van Dyck Law Group can answer your questions and give you the best opportunity to secure your family’s future and your own personal legacy. 

While we will review everything you need to know through the estate planning process, you may benefit from learning about aspects of the process. Let’s look at some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the estate planning process. 

What Is a Will? 

A last will and testament is a written legal document that lays out your wishes for passing on property, as well instructions for your funeral arrangements, guardianship of any dependents, and designation of your estate’s representative.. A current will ensures your family can avoid unnecessary stress, and your legacy will be upheld.

What Is the Purpose of a Trust?

Without an established estate plan, your assets could be subject to probate, creditor claims, or estate taxes. Fortunately, New Jersey law gives you the option to set aside certain assets through a gift, a trust, and similar arrangements. When properly created, the assets in your trust can be passed along to designated beneficiaries without being subject to probate court. If you are looking to pass property along to individuals or have financial matters that need to be resolved, a trust may be the answer. 

Do You Need an Advance Directive?

An advance directive specifies your wishes in the event you are medically incapacitated. In addition to outlining the type of life-saving measures you wish to receive, an advance directive may also be used to delegate responsibility to family members. If you want to designate an individual with the ability to make decisions for you on your behalf, you will need a power of attorney for both medical and financial considerations.

Contact a Compassionate Estate Planning Law Firm Serving Lambertville

At Van Dyck Law Group, our estate planning attorneys serving Lambertville strive to provide our clients with peace of mind. We know that there’s no way to predict what the future will bring. However, the right estate plan can ensure you and your family are prepared for every likely scenario. 

If you are ready to start your estate planning journey, there’s no better time to learn more than the present. Schedule your no-risk consultation appointment now when you call Van Dyck Law Group at (609) 293-2562 or contact us online.

Van Dyck Law Group Client Reviews

“ Fiona and her team made a complicated and potentially difficult process of planning for the inevitable an easy, pleasant and uncomplicated experience. Amazing!”

– Anonymous survey 2

“ The staff was very professional, courteous, and responsive. The process of updating and restating our trusts was less arduous than anticipated. Every question was clearly explained and clarified and aimed at our level of understanding. This was an A+ service.”

– David & Diane of New Providence, NJ

“ Fiona is professional and highly knowledgeable, but what sets her apart is her ability to explain complex legal details in an easy to understand manner. She is friendly and patiently answered our many questions thoroughly. Her staff is equally friendly and responsive. And they accomplished all of this under virtual conditions! Very pleased with our experience.”

– James and Sheri H.- Hopewell, NJ

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