Do I Need A Will?
UHB Law Group helps families in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties protect and distribute their assets.
Many people in Manalapan, Marlboro and the surrounding towns and counties who are unsure about needing a will, discover how vital and easy it was to do a will when they came to UHB Law Group. While death is often a difficult topic to think about and discuss, after speaking with a will lawyer at our firm, they soon realized the importance of having a will. So, when the question comes up, Do I need a will?... the answer is YES, a valid will! Here are some reasons:
Clearly states how you want your assets to be distributed.
Helps prevent family struggles and bickering.
Provides peace of mind - for all.
Provides for guardians for your minor children.
What if you decide against Getting a Will Made?
Sadly, over 70% of Americans do not have an up-to-date will. Not getting a will made or having an invalid will, can be a nightmare for those you love and care about. In New Jersey, if you do not have a will, the courts (intestacy law) give your property to your closest relatives, starting with your husband/wife and children. If there are no living relatives (blood or marriage) the state gets all your assets! Not getting a will made may result in preventing those you care about from receiving your assets. A will can also provide for a guardian for your children should you pass before their 18th birthday. In addition, charities, pets and creating trusts can also be provided for in a will. Without a will, distribution of assets can be a costly endeavor both monetarily and emotionally for those you leave behind.
What you need to know about Wills and the Law
When friends, neighbors and residents of our community - Manalapan, Marlboro, Freehold, Old Bridge, and East Brunswick - to name a few, come to UHB Law Group, a will lawyer sits down with you, listens to your concerns, and learns what your goals are regarding your estate. No cookie cutter will is created. Our experience and understanding of the complexity of wills and the laws that govern them, allow us to help you to help others.
Wills vary based upon the size of the estate and the wishes of the person requesting the will. Some of the questions to consider include:
Who (people or organizations) will receive specific assets?
Who will make sure the wishes in your will are carried out - the executor?
If you have a minor child, who will be a guardian?
If you have a minor child, who will manage the estate?
Sometimes life changes…
Life happens - marriage, children, relocating, increase/decrease of assets, death of a spouse or beneficiary, divorce or changes with relationships. There may be different laws and different requirements that necessitate modifications to the will or else it may no longer be valid.
If you are interested in learning more, getting a will made or modifying a will, then schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys. We understand and respect your needs and goals. We want to be your community attorneys!